Wind Ensemble

The Alabama Wind Ensemble is a select group of the finest wind players and percussionists from within the University Band Program and the School of music. The ensemble has been invited to perform at prestigious events such as the College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National Conference and the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference. The Alabama Wind Ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by noted composers such as Donald Grantham, Nigel Clarke, Richard Saucedo, and David Maslanka. All concerts are open to the public, free of charge and begin at 7:30 PM (unless otherwise announced). CLICK HERE to view the concerts live online (UA SOM YouTube Channel).

2017-2018 Wind Ensemble Repertoire

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Liminal, John Mackey

Music for Prague, Karel Husa
I.  Introduction and Fanfare
II.  Aria
III.  Interlude
IV.  Toccata and Chorale
Red Cape Tango, Michael Daugherty

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Flourishes and Meditation on a Renaissance Theme, Michael Gandolfi

Concerto for Tuba, Roland Szentpahli
I.  Moderato
II.  Andante
III.  Moderato

Firebird Suite, Igor Stravinsky, trans. Randy Earles

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 33rd Annual Honor Band Festival
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Dithyrambos for Wind Orchestra, Chang Su Koh

Sanctus, Ola Gjeilo, trans. Eric Wilson
Firebird Suite, Igor Stravinsky, trans. Randy Earles

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Joshua Walker, Doctoral Conducting Associate
Trevor Bailey, Doctoral Conducting Associate

Liberations, David Maslanka
Symphony No. 2, Frank Tichelli
I.  Shooting Stars
II.  Dreams Under A New Moon
III.  Apollo Unleashed
Saxophone Concerto and Wind Ensemble, Stacy Garrop

 

Thursday, April 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Candide Overture, Leonard Bernstein

Profanation from Symphony No. 1, Leonard Bernstein
Suite from Mass, Leonard Bernstein