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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 23, 2009

Wind Symphony steps into spring with afternoon of march music

The Northwest Wind Symphony under the baton of Carl Kling, assistant professor of music and director of bands, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Performing Arts Center.

In the spirit of approaching spring, the Wind Symphony will march into March with a program of march music by various composers, including Beethoven and the American "march king" John Philip Sousa.

Other selections will include various march styles, including processionals, circus marches, concert marches, Spanish marches, military marches and football marches. Program highlights include "El Capitan" and "The U.S. Field Artillery" by Sousa, "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" by Richard Wagner and "The Orange Bowl" by Henry Fillmore.

Those attending the concert at invited to attend a reception for the musicians at the Maryville Hy-Vee supermarket following the performance.

The 60-piece Northwest Wind Symphony is the Music Department's premiere instrumental ensemble and performs work in many styles ranging from wind band standards to selections from the contemporary repertoire.

It regularly commissions and premieres new work and performs with guest soloists and conductors of national and international standing. It has been invited to perform for the Missouri Music Educators Association six times and appeared before the Nebraska Music Educators Association in 2007.

Carl A. Kling joined Northwest as director of bands in 2004 and conducts the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and the Bearcat Marching Band. He serves as faculty advisor and administrator for the Northwest Pep Band and is co-conductor of the Northwest Orchestra.

An active clinician, Kling has worked with top concert and marching ensembles in Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. This May, he will serve as guest conductor of the Pittsburg State University Four-State Honor Band.

Additional spring concerts and events to be presented by the Northwest Department of Music include:

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468