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April 14, 2023

Wind Symphony to perform with Kearney High School band

The Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony will present a concert Thursday, April 20, with Kearney (Missouri) High School’s Symphonic Band.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for our music education majors to experience firsthand a performance by a great high school band,” John Bell, the conductor of the Wind Symphony, said.

The Northwest Wind Symphony will perform works, including “Molly On The Shore” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst and Festive Dance from “Faust” by Charles Gounod. 

The Kearny High School Symphonic Band senior members and Kearney band directors Chris Heil, on trumpet; Jamie Heil, on clarinet; and Heidi Dodd, on flute; also will join the Wind Symphony to play “Metroplex (Three Postcards from New York”) by Robert Sheldon. Chris Heil and Dodd are Northwest alumni.

The Northwest Wind Symphony is the University’s premier wind ensemble and performs the best standard selections from all styles and periods, in addition to recent repertoire for wind bands.

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