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Texas A&M University Bands, Orchestras Release Fall Concert Schedule

October 7, 2017


By Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs

Texas A&M University’s Department of Music Activities fall 2017 concerts will present more than 400 Aggie musicians who will participate in instrumental performances as part of the University Bands and Orchestras. All performances will take place at Rudder Theatre on Texas A&M’s campus.

At 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, the University Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Winds will perform Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from On the Town, “English Dances” by Malcolm Arnold and “Dusk” by Steve Bryant. The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Timothy Rhea; the Symphonic Winds are under the direction of Travis Almany.

Later that day at 6:30 p.m., under the direction of Russell Tipton, the Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform works including “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse, “Satiric Dances” by Norman Dello Joio, and “Overture Jubiloso” by Frank Erikson.

On Oct. 15, the Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, under the direction of Travis Almany, will take the stage at 3 p.m. Their repertoire includes “Serenade for Strings Op. 48” by Peter Ilitch Tschaikowsky, “A Prayer for Peace” by John Williams and “Impromptu for Strings” by Jean Sibelius. The University Jazz Bands, conducted by Christopher Hollar, will follow at 7 p.m. with works by Sammy Nestigo, Les Hooper and Dave Wolpe.

The next concerts will be Dec. 2 for the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic and Concert Bands, and Dec. 3 for the Orchestras and Jazz Bands.

All events are free for Texas A&M students with a university ID. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office for $5. Music educators are encouraged to contact the Music Activities Department at 979-845-3529 or to reserve a limited number of complimentary tickets for their music students.

Texas A&M University Department of Music Activities

The Department of Music Activities provides opportunities to student musicians to perform on local, national and international platforms. Home to the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, University Concert Bands, Century Singers, University Orchestras, Women’s Chorus, University Jazz ensembles, and the Texas A&M Singing Cadets, the department offers courses in band, choir and orchestra to students who wish to continue their musical experience at the university.

Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs 

The Division of Student Affairs supports Texas A&M University by providing exceptional services, facilities, and programs that promote student success, embody the Aggie spirit, and foster a diverse and inclusive campus community to deepen the understanding and individual application of the Aggie Core Values – Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.


Media contact: Susan Haven, administrative assistant for the University Band, Department of Music Activities, 979-8453529,

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