February 12, 2018 – The Santa Fe Winds will be performing in the fifth biennial John Philip Sousa concert Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in E-Auditorium on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College.
The concert will feature six marches written by Sousa including “The Thunderer,” “The Fairest of the Fair,” and the famous “Washington Post.”
In keeping with the programming of classical standards for the Sousa Bands to perform and promoting his many marches, the Santa Fe Winds will also perform the Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart and arranged for band by Earl Slocum. The second classical standard will be Alfred Reed’s “Hounds of Spring.”. This arrangement by Robert Longfield is a concert overture for winds written by one of America’s premier composers.
Another feature of the Sousa concert will be the return of one of SF’s most talented trombone players, Stephen Kushmaul.
To finish the evening the Santa Fe Winds will perform “Morning Noon and Night in Vienna” by Franz von Suppe. This classical transcription was arranged for wind orchestra by Henry Fillmore and edited by Robert E. Foster from the University of Kansas.