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Symphonic Winds

The Symphonic Winds is a non-auditioned concert band open to all FHSU students regardless of academic major. Literature is selected from the finest wind band material including standard as well as modern wind band repertoire.

The Symphonic Winds is formed at the conclusion of the Marching Band season in November and rehearses Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. They perform one concert in the Fall semester and two concerts in the Spring semester.

If you are interested in joining the Fort Hays State University Symphonic Winds, please contact Dr. Peter Lillpopp.

Recent literature includes:

  • Gustav Holst - First Suite in E-flat
  • Rossano Galante - Landscapes
  • Nathan Froebe - Lucid Dreams (world premiere)
  • Howard Hanson - Chorale and Alleluia
  • Paul Hart - Cartoon
  • Arturo Marquez - Conga del Fuego
  • Alex Shapiro - Homecoming (featuring Ms. Shapiro as composer-in-residence)
  • Philip Sparke - Dance Movements
  • Frank Ticheli - Vesuvius
  • Allen Vizzutti - Three Magical Places (featuring Mr. Vizzutti as soloist)
  • Dana Wilson - Shortcut Home

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