Band Season

Welcome to the University Bands 2018-19 concert season. We have two performing ensembles: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. Dr. Andy Collinsworth conducts both.

The season includes three full-length concerts and three free mini-performances as part of the annual Wind Band and Orchestra Festival on March 6-8.

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall
Forces of Destiny Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Reed Chamberlin, Guest Conductor Kim Mieder, Guest Conductor

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform in concert featuring an eclectic set of music that compels the spirit and stirs the imagination. We invite you to join us to experience Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino, John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dance from West Side Story, and more! May the force be with you!View Event Details

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall
Strictly Classics Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Kim Mieder, Guest Conductor Antonio Thomas, Student Conductor

It’s strictly the classics, as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a variety of classic literature and transcriptions for wind band. Scheduled works to be performed include Richard Franko Goldman’s transcription of Bach’s glorious Fantasia in G Major , Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite , Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore , Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances , and much more!View Event Details

Friday, May 10, 2019

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band give their final concert of the season, featuring music for woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments. Sonoma State University Music Department Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert Band Andy Collinsworth, Director

From Sea to Shining Sea

New and old favorites both sides of the pond

featuring

GOULD | Jericho Rhapsody

SCHOENBERG | Rise (Northern California premiere)

MASLANKA | California

ELLERBY | Paris Sketches

TICHELI | An American Elegy

HOLST | Moorside March

… and more!View Event Details

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Symphonic Wind Band and Orchestra Festival

8th Annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

Weill Hall

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education. The Sonoma Invitational offers you and your students the opportunity to perform in Weill Hall, one of the nation’s premier concert venues. Ensembles receive a clinic with a nationally recognized collegiate level band or orchestra clinician. Each group receives audio comments and feedback of your performance from the adjudicators and a clean video recording of your group’s performance. In addition, each conductor receives a video recording featuring a frontal view of the conductor with recorded comments from one of the...View Event Details