May 18, 2024


Buzz The Music

College Bands Spring Live performance Showcased Wide variety of Audio Genres

Students Shown Assortment of Instrumental Precision


MEDIA Call: Elijah Taylor, [email protected]

(BOWIE, Md.) – Tunes lovers were being addressed to seems of African drums, a jazz composition by the wonderful saxophonist John Coltrane, a medley of up-tempo marches and other tracks at the University Bands Spring Live performance held at the Dionne Warwick Theater previous Wednesday evening. 

BSU’s Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Don Johns, commenced the evening by accomplishing African Nuances and Release the Kraken which featured various rhythms depicting an attack by a legendary sea creature enabling the college students to exhibit their precision thanks to the assortment of textures presented during the song. The Percussion Ensemble supplied a perfect set-up for the Jazz Ensemble. 

Less than the direction of saxophonist Antonio Parker, the Jazz Ensemble furnished the prospect to characteristic numerous of the instrumentalists in the trumpet and saxophone sections doing small solos from the legendary Coltrane composition Resolution. The Ensemble also carried out its rendition of the basic tune Autumn Leaves and one particular of Stevie Wonder’s most adored tunes Ship Me Your Love that includes vocalist Zena Frazier who demonstrated her selection and versatility. 

The University Symphonic Band shut-out the night and loaded the theater with an encompassing audio that had all people in attendance nodding their heads to the beats of the several compositions. Billy Bennett, director of University Bands and assistant director Michael A. Simmons Jr. each executed three compositions. Joyce’s 71st N.Y. Regimental March typified the electrical power that was exuded by the musicians and the conductors throughout the Band’s effectiveness with the audience exhibiting appreciation with a rousing standing ovation. 

“This year’s University Bands Spring Concert was fantastic and epitomizes the growth BSU’s Band has seasoned less than the leadership of Billy Bennett,” claimed professor Tewodross Williams, chair of the Good and Executing Arts Middle (FPAC). “A several days earlier the band marched in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. which factors to the talent we are attracting to our application. I will not be shocked to see some of these learners working as expert musicians in the following couple of several years.” 


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