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Concert Band

The Alabama Concert Band began in the spring of 2010 and is comprised of University students from various majors. The membership of the ensemble is selected by audition at the beginning of each semester. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire. The ensemble rehearses one night each week during the Fall semester and two days each week in the Spring semester with two performances per semester. 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).

2018-2019 Concert Band Repertoire

Monday, December 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Heath Nails, Conductor

Kirkpatrick Fanfare: Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Banner of the Sky: Tyler S. Grant
The Seal Lullaby: Eric Whitacre
Play!: Carl Holmquist
The Chimes of Liberty: Goldman/Loras Schissel
God of Our Fathers: Claude T. Smith


Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
Heath Nails, Conductor
Josh Matthews, Graduate Conducting Assistant

Ecstatic Fanfare: Steven Bryant
American Hymnsong Suite: Dwayne S. Milburn
I – Prelude on “Wonderous Love”
II – Ballad on “Balm in Gilead”
III – Scherzo on “Nettleton”
IV – March on “Wilson”
Blue Sky and Sunshine: Toshihiro Fujishiro
Aurora Awakes: John Mackey


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
Heath Nails, Conductor
Josh Matthews, Graduate Conducting Assistant
Dr. Faythe Freese, Organ

A Prelude to the Shining Day: Yo Goto
…letting go: Mark Surovchak
Symphony No. 1 “The Lord of the Rings”:  Johan de Meij
I. – Gandalf
V – Hobbits

Alleluia! Laudamus Te: Alfred Reed
Dr. Faythe Freese, organ