Wind Ensemble in Concert at the Peace Center

March 25, 2009

Wind, brass and percussion students to perform March 31st

GREENVILLE, SC - The Wind Ensemble from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities will hold its spring concert 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 31 at The Peace Center's Gunter Theatre, 300 South Main Street.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. The event is open to the public.

The program will include Children's March: "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Percy Grainger, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, Chester Overture by William Schuman, Black Horse Troop by John Philip Sousa, and Southern Harmony by Donald Grantham. Dr. David Hamilton is the Wind Ensemble conductor.

The Wind Ensemble is c omprised of students from more than 20 counties statewide, who attend the Governor's School for pre-professional arts training. Students study and perform music written for large and small combinations of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The Ensemble performs works from the standard repertory, ranging from the 16th century to the present.

Locally, the Ensemble has been in concert at The Peace Center, The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University and the J. Verne Smith Auditorium at Greenville Technical College. In 2002 and 2003, the Ensemble performed for President George W. Bush during his visits to Greenville. In 2001, the Ensemble received the Concert Achievement Award from the South Carolina Band Director's Association.

Tickets for the spring concert can be purchased through the Peace Center's Box Office by calling 864.467.3000, or visiting www.peacecenter.org

The list of Wind Ensemble students by county is below.

2009 Wind Ensemble students by county:

Aiken

Amy Kellems, Bassoon
Anna Nelson, Clarinet
Spencer Chipman, Saxophone

Anderson

Hillary Bolt, Flute
Christopher Sparace, Tuba

Barnwell

Tony Nix, Jr., Trumpet

Chester

Alexis Perry, Clarinet

Chesterfield

Hannah Marsh, French Horn
Ashton McMillan, Trumpet

Colleton

Knox Martin, French Horn

Dillon

Keenan McKoy, Saxophone

Dorchester

Daniel Miller, Clarinet
James Lindroth, Percussion

Florence

Sona Hardison, Oboe

Georgetown

Jonathan Britt, Trumpet
Kenneth Cox, Flute

Greenville

Benjamin Green, Trombone
Brittany Bradfute, Bassoon
Benjamin Chen, Clarinet
David Westervelt, Tuba

Greenwood

Daenayia Hudson, Clarinet

Hampton

Fantashia Spruill, Trombone

Horry

Andrew Smith, French Horn

Lexington

Malynn Berry, Clarinet
Zachary Slaughter, Saxophone

Marion

Cassandra O'Hanlon, Flute

Oconee

Anna Teague, Flute

Pickens

Sarah Holcombe, Oboe
Ashlee Kay, Percussion
Kathryn Breazeale, Trombone

Richland

Ross DuBois, Clarinet
James Hall, Clarinet
Cory France, Percussion

Spartanburg

Michael Byrd, Double Bass
McCormick Wooden, Euphonium

York

Daniel Klaeren, Oboe