On Thursday, April 15, the Catawba College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Etters, associate professor of music, embarked on its "Springtime in the Carolinas" tour. Approximately 30 students, with majors as diverse as Biology and Environmental Science, in addition to Music and Music Education, presented concerts in Concord, Rock Hill, Florence, and North Charleston before returning to the Catawba campus on Sunday, April 18.
Below are two selections recorded in a live concert at West Florence HS (Florence, SC) for an audience of over 150 band and chorus students. In total, the ensemble performed for over 600 band, orchestra, and choral students and their directors, while
Catawba's adjunct instructors conducted pre-concert masterclasses for over 300 total band students. The "jazz-improv" soloists that are featured in Malaguena are are own Jack Murray and Jay Meachum, adjunct instructors in woodwinds and trumpet, respectively:
"Coat of Arms" (mp3)
"Conductors for a New Generation"
Ten student conductors were featured during the "Conductors for a New Generation" concert at Catawba. Read more »
Below are selections from the concert:
LISTEN: "Mangulina" (mp3 - conducted by Music Education major Melanie Hudson '12)
LISTEN: "Sacred Suite, Movement III True Happiness / How Firm a Foundation" (mp3 - conducted by Jennifer Drake '11, Sacred Music/Music Performance major)
PHOTOS: Wind Ensemble Spring Tour
Catawba College Wind Ensemble on Tour