Department of Music and Dance
Vermont Wind EnsembleThe Vermont Wind Ensemble was founded at the University of Vermont in 1979 by Dr. Herbert Schultz. The membership of the ensemble includes advanced Music Department students, alumni of the university, area music teachers, and dedicated community members, and has performed at two conventions of The Association of Concert Bands, as well as regular performances on campus and in the community. The first concert was in February of 1980, and among the forty-two founding members, four still perform with the group today: James Heininger, Joanne Irwin, Susan O’Daniel, and Dean Williams.
Auditions take place during the first week of each semester by appointment with Professor Parshley. You should plan to play a two octave scale of your choice to demonstrate tone quality and range; approximately three minutes of a standard solo work for your instrument; sight reading from standard wind literature. UVM students are given priority over non-UVM people for acceptance into the ensemble (Note: students who perform in the Vermont Wind Ensemble are required to also perform in the UVM Concert Band). While it is hoped that everyone who is qualified will be offered a spot in the group, ensemble balance issues will occasionally make that impossible.
2012-13 Concert Schedule
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 p.m
Location: UVM Dudley Davis Grand Maple Ballroom*
Alan Parshley, Director
This semester, Vermont Winds will be presenting a program titled “Pageantry”, featuring festive and ceremonial music from around the world. Included in the program:
Esprit de Corps, Robert Jager
Russian Christmas Music, Alfred Reed
Cavalry of the Clouds, Kenneth J. Alford
Fête-Dieu à Séville (Feast-Day in Seville), Isaac Albeniz
Alleluia, Samuel R. Hazo
Crown Imperial, William Walton
*Parking is available in the Jefford's lot.
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Music Recital Hall, Redstone Campus
Yutaka Kono, tuba soloist
Alan Parshley, Director
The Vermont Wind Ensemble presents a concert of music both old and new, featuring UVM Music Department faculty member Yutaka Kono in Bruce Broughton's Tuba Concerto. Also included on the program is Erik Leidzen's transcription of Bach's monumental Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Variants on a Mediaeval Tune, Dello Joio's colorful and adventurous variations on the well-known tune "In dulci jubilo". Modern classics include Samuel Barber's only work for concert band, the Commando March, and A Movement for Rosa, by Mark Camphouse, honoring Rosa Parks, a central figure in the struggle for civil rights in this country. The concert opens with Jack Stamp's brilliant Gavorkna Fanfare.
Jack Stamp, Gavorkna Fanfare
J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Bruce Broughton, Tuba Concerto
Yutaka Kono, soloist
Mark Camphouse, Movement for Rosa
Samuel Barber, Commando March
Norman Dello Joio, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune
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