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October 5, 2010

The October 5, 2010 is the first concert for the Wind Ensemble under the direction of new Director of Bands, Dr. Anthony Pursell.  Selections included:

Machu Picchu, Satoshi Yagisawa
Abracadabra, Frank Ticheli, Jordan Grelle, Student Conductor
The Thunderer, John Philip Sousa, Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, University President, Guest Conductor
Sasparilla, John Mackey
Chorale & Shaker Dance, John Zdechlik

Concert Preparations

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Explaining that conducting is like playing basketball.
Not sure if Dr. Pursell is qualified to relate to basketball.
Discussion of the left hand.  Nice form!
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Learning how to prepare the band for the downbeat. Flying solo!

Concert Photos


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Before the first note!

Ready for Machu Picchu

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Student Guest Conductor,
Jordan Grelle, conducting
Frank Ticheli's Abracadabra

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Thanking Jordan for his service to the Wind Ensemble and as Guest Conductor

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Tarleton President, Dr. Dominic Dottavio leading the Wind Ensemble in John Philip Sousa's The Thunderer

Flying solo on the concert & giving cues!

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Presenting Dr. Dottavio with a small token of our appreciation and his own conducting baton

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Professor Greg Ball pays a special visit during John Mackey's Sasparilla

After receiving a plaque from the Wind Ensemble for his role as Interim Director of Bands in 2009-2010, Professor Ball shows his appreciation

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Final Bows

John Clements (Tuba), Kindra Stapleton (Flute), Dr. Dottavio, Jordan Grelle (Alto & Guest Conductor) and Kaylee Lawrence (Percussion) at the Post-Concert Reception

 

Wind Ensemble publicity poster created by Music Student, Ruben Castenuela

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