The Saldaña family is Green with Phoenix Phever

AN_Feature_Saldana-Family-4-624x416Antonio and Judith Saldaña never lost their flame after graduating from UW-Green Bay and have passed on the spark to their two children Nicholas and Savanah. This family of four proudly represents the Phoenix green.

Both Antonio and Judith grew up in Green Bay, and chose to attend UWGB because it was close to home and it was easy to commute back and forth.

“It had a ‘small town’ feeling to it in that the professors seemed to connect with the students,” says Judith.

After Antonio and Judith got married, they continued to live in Green Bay where they have raised their two children Savanah and Nicholas. Nicholas chose to go to UW-Green Bay to further develop his musical abilities while remaining close to his family. Savanah completed her general studies at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), and then decided to follow in her parent’s footsteps and transferred to UWGB.

“Both of my parents are alumni and I have grown up seeing them consistently employed and competent. I believe that this is because of the education they received at this university,” Savanah says.

Antonio received his Associate’s degree in Social Work in 1985, but pressed on and graduated in December of 1988 with a Bachelor’s in Spanish Literature and Language. Receiving his college degree was a huge accomplishment for him and his family.

“I was a migrant worker from age four to age eighteen. Although I am a fourth generation American, I was the first Saldaña to graduate from high school. When I received my college degree, it was an even bigger milestone.”

He might have come from a background of inadequate education, but Antonio truly felt like he belonged at UWGB.

“I had the capability to better myself. The professors were very interested in my background and wanted to hear what I had to say.”

Immediately after graduating, Antonio began his teaching career, and is now in his 28th year of teaching Spanish in Brown County. He was also given a free-lance writing opportunity with the Green Bay-Press Gazette where he was able to educate people about discrimination, prejudice, and racism for 13 years. To date, he is still asked to be a guest speaker and lecturer at UWGB.

Judith’s time at UWGB was split into two parts. Her first phase was when she was 18 years old, and she was considering studying Business or Political Science. She completed her second phase with getting her Associate’s of Arts and Sciences.

“When I returned, the classes meant so much more because I was now ready to ‘learn’ not just memorize. My younger classmates now were also teachers as they offered viewpoints and experiences that were completely different than my experiences at their age.”

Judith is currently employed as the Pre-employment and Certification Test Examiner at NWTC.

Savanah, a senior graduating this May, is majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis on Health Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. She is the Historian for Tribeta, Omega Eta Chapter. While attending UWGB, she has come to appreciate the importance of teamwork and peer support.

“My peers and I are mostly all aiming for professional careers. Having a Human Biology major and a Chemistry minor involves regular late nights of studying after long days in lectures and labs. This rigorous sequence of classes has often involved having classes with the same students semester after semester. Eventually, my classmates and I opened up to each other and have become extremely close. By supporting each other, we have not only been able to succeed in terms of our individual grades, but also by building a great sense of camaraderie.”

After graduation, she will be applying to dental schools for Fall 2017 admissions. Her ultimate goal is to become an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon, to work on patients with extreme facial and dental trauma and deformities.

Nicholas is a Music Performance Major and an Arts Management minor, and was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma as a freshman.

“I remember entering UWGB as an 18 year old kid with some good foundational music skills and a mild ability to articulate relatively difficult ideas, and now I find myself to be a 21 year old senior who is reaching a graduate level of musical abilities and tackling tough questions of comparative religion. Being at UWGB has made me ask myself what I most value in life and that has led me start living out my Apostolic Faith.”

He will complete the family Phoenix team by graduating in May 2017, and will press onward to graduate school and pursue a double Masters in music performance and composition.

Feature published on June 1, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

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UW-Green Bay Hosts WSMA State Music Festival

GREEN BAY –Thousands of committed middle and high school student musicians from across state are anticipating the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program this weekend.

This festival begins Friday, May 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. and will take place in Theatre Hall, Studio Arts and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. It continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in rooms across campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For students to qualify for a WSMA State Music Festival, they must earn a “starred first” rating in Class A at a WSMA District Music Festival. Participants are able to choose from a variety of instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble categories.

It will be one of UW-Green Bay’s busiest days of the year with more than 4,000 high school students and their families, along with 200 music teachers from around the state visiting campus. The UWGB music program annually provides more than 50 student volunteers to the event, with all faculty participating. Additional volunteers are always welcome. Contact Linda Parins, parinsp@uwgb.edu or ext. 2944 if interested.

To learn more about WSMA State Music Festivals and other programs, visit www.wsmamusic.org. Festival information, including schedules and results, will be posted as available.

Published on May 3, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir takes stage Saturday, April 30

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Music will feature from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston will conduct the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder.

The Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing Irvine Berlin’s “Give me your tired, your poor;” Choral Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arranged by William Stickles) including, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America,” proceeding with “Comic Duet for Two Cats” (G. Rossini, arranged by Don Craig & Harold E. Mason), “De Animals a-Comin’” (arranged by Marshall Bartholomew), “‘Hallelujah’ from Shrek” (Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson) and concluding with “One Moment in Time” (Albert Hammond & John Bettis, arranged by John Higgins).

Following a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Chorale will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626,” “Four Quartets, Op. 92” (Johannes Brahms), “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” (arranged by Moses Hogan), and “Feller From Fortune” (arranged by Harry Somers).

General-admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

Chorale personnel are as follows: Soprano: Acacia Angelo, Ashley Bucholtz, Lindsey Buss, Anna Hoesley, Michaela Hogan, Claire Kitzerow, Brittney Koerner, Sabrena Koren, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Talor Sohr, Sydney St. Clair, Mallory Uttech, Madelyn Winter; Alto: Laura Cortright, Samantha Gulino, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Xinyi Liu, Lauren Paul, McKenzie Reimann, Heather Roberts, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch, Kristen Woodard, Lorelei Zimmerman; Tenor: Aaron Frye, Logan Gruszynski, Jordan Sisel; Bass: Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Kopp, Misael Moya, Nicholas Schommer, Thomas Sielaff, Kevin Wellens.

Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano I: Brittany Boehler, Abby Borchardt, Jessica Hannon, Brittany Kloida, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Hailey Maurer, Jacilyn Rubio, Sarah Vestweber; Soprano II: Matalyn Ellisor, McKaela Hartl, Laura Hoffman, Ana Lundquist, Charlotte Wu; Alto I: Taylor Casperson, Gloria Galicia, Taylor Gulbrand, Courtney Hamilton, Becca Kornowski, Emily Van Rossum; Alto II: Chelsea Curley, Dana Heitman, Elizabeth Punke, Sammie Slater, Madeline Tiedt, Julie Vandermeersch; Tenor: Erik Larson, Misael Moya, Gabriel Zastrow; Baritone/Bass: Nick Kopp, Alex Munson, Jordan Sisel, Michael Wallenfang.

Press Release published on April 27, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I and Jazz II Ensembles to perform April 28

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will spotlight Jazz I and II Ensembles in a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Thursday’s concert will kick-off with music by Jazz II Ensemble. The group will start with “All of Me” by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Following will be Roger Pemberton’s “Bossa Fuego,” Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” (arranged by Sweeney), “Lulu’s Back in Town” (Harry Warren & Al Dubin), “One Note Samba” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nowak) and concluding with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach).

Jazz I ensemble will begin its performance with Michael Mossman’s “Cubauza,” proceeding with “Put It Right Here” (Louis Bellson, arranged by Nestico), “Theme Without a Movie” (Tom Kubis), “Nobody’s Perfect” (Sammy Nestico), “The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington, arranged by Cobine), “Four” (Miles Davis, arranged by Barduhn), “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, arranged by Jones) and “Ballad For A Rough Year” (Frank Mantooth). The ensemble will conclude with John Salerno’s “Gnarly Blues.”

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, alto 1; Alex Munson, alto 2; Kelton Jennings, tenor 1; Courtney Hamilton, tenor 2; Beck Erdman, baritone; trumpet: Ryan Loining, lead; James Block, Greg Koeller, Ellen Reber; trombone: Jake Van Dyke, lead; Cameron Collins, Alec Haase, Joe Russett; rhythm section: Gillian Evanoff, bass; Matt Hillman, guitar; Rissel Peguero, piano; Kyle Sweeney, piano; Isaiah Hernandez, percussion; Bobby Magers, percussion.

UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: Sydney St. Clair, alto; Alysha Brooks, alto; Becky Erdman, tenor; Ceilidh Westenberger, baritone; brass: Adam Gaines, trumpet; Ben Kramer, trumpet; Nathan Marhefke, trombone; Sam Osterberg, tuba; rhythm section: Brandt Bailey, bass;Jason Ocasio, guitar; Anne Reis, piano; Tom Zwicker, drums.

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Press release published on April 26, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band concert

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first, kicking off with “Fanfare, Ode and Festival” by Robert Margolis. The group will then play “Threnody for Challenger” (James Sochinsky) and “Aquarium” (Johan DeMeij).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “Feld-Parthie in F Major” including “Allegro,” “Adagio,” “Minuet and Trio” and “Presto” by Franz Joseph Haydn (Ed. Peter Wastall). The ensemble will play “The Gift of Peace” (Philip Rothman) and “Lads of Wamphrey (Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ed. Joseph Kreines).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Members of the Symphonic Band:

Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Members of the Wind Ensemble:

Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press release published on April 18, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Gypsy Trip performs debut ‘Alt-Nostalgia’ in final 6:30 Thursdays concert of semester

11264986_10153545780561450_2360324759499314751_n-624x416GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program presents its final 6:30 Thursdays concert on April 21, with the program “Alt-Nostalgia” featuring the work of regional band Gypsy Trip.

The setting for the lecture and performance will be at Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Gypsy Trip will perform its debut recording, Alt-Nostalgia.

Gypsy Trip — a band featuring mostly UWGB faculty members — has been performing together since April 2007. The group originally started as a duo with Stefan Hall and Nick Winkler, but then progressed into a trio adding bassist Fletcher Gazella in 2008. A year later, Adam Gaines and Eric Hansen joined Gypsy Trip. Now Gypsy Trip is a sextet, including core members Michael Dewhirst on bass, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on voice and horn, Gaines on trumpet, Lada Gaines on accordion, Hall on guitar, and Adam LeGrave on percussion. Emeritus Members include Eric Hansen on clarinet, Ben Hogan on percussion, Mike Fowler on guitar, Nick Winkler on guitar, and Fletcher Gazella on bass. Gypsy Trip takes inspiration from the “hot club” jazz of Django Reinhardt and infuses it with a modern sensibility. They have one recorded album, Alt-Nostalgia, which was released in September 2015.

The 6:30 Thursdays concert series is designed to provide an innovative musical experience to connect the campus and community through music in meaningful ways.

The 2015-16 series features a wide array of musical styles and guest artists, including jazz, classical, contemporary, and third stream music events. All 6:30 Thursdays are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

The 1923 Fund is the generous sponsor of the 2015-16 season of 6:30 Thursdays. Contact Linda Parins or 920-465-2944 for more information.

Press Release published on April 6, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Next 6:30 Thursdays features “Stories for Our Time”

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program presents its next 6:30 Thursdays concert on March 31 with “Stories for Our Time” featuring the work of trumpeter Thomas Muehlenbeck-Pfotenhauer, and pianist Tracy Lipke-Perry.

The setting for the lecture and performance will be at Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Pfotenhauer and Perry will give a presentation that focuses on the challenges of increasing awareness and promoting works by female composers, as well as the efforts involved in helping these pieces find their way in the standard repertoire. They will perform selections from Pfotenhauer’s recent CD release “Stories for Our Time,” which features contemporary works for trumpet and piano as well as solo trumpet written by female composers.

Pfotenhauer is an associate professor of trumpet at University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he also teaches brass techniques and coaches small ensembles. He completed his master’s degree in 1993 at the University of Michigan, and holds a bachelor’s degree in music from UW-Green Bay and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance from the University of Kansas. While at the University of Kansas, he studied with William Campbell and Christopher Moore and was a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet, one of the country’s most active faculty brass quintets. He has studied Baroque trumpet with Kris Kwapis and Susan Williams and has performed with professional early music ensembles throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2008, Pfotenhauer was a featured soloist at the Beijing International Congress on Women in Music and performed a program of works for the trumpet written by French female composers. He has also performed with numerous professional and regional orchestras and currently plays third trumpet with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

Lipke-Perry is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She holds a Doctorate in piano performance with a minor in neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree from the University of Utah, and a bachelor’s degree in both piano performance and mathematics from UW-Stevens Point. She has been a presenter at national and international conferences including the 2011 MTNA/NATS National Convention and the 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.

Lipke-Perry has appeared on stage with Richard Stoltzman in performance of Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, and in recital with artists such as Alicia McQuerrey of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and with Yamaha artist, Mary Karen Clardy.

The 6:30 Thursdays concert series is designed to provide an innovative musical experience to connect the campus and community through music in meaningful ways.

The 2015-16 series features a wide array of musical styles and guest artists, including jazz, classical, contemporary and third stream music events. All 6:30 Thursdays are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Following this performance, the remaining 2016 concert is:

  • April 21 — “Alt-Nostalgia” Gypsy Trip

The 1923 Fund is the generous sponsor of the 2015-16 season of 6:30 Thursdays. Contact Linda Parins or 920-465-2944 for more information.

Press Release published on March 24, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website.

Jazz Ensemble, Special Guest Anibal Rojas to Hold Public Concert March 24

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will spotlight student Jazz Ensemble I and special guest saxophone soloist Anibal Rojas in a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall.

Thursday’s concert begins with music by UW-Green Bay’s top student group, Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. The ensemble will kick off the show with “Slam” by Marcus Miller. The group will then play “Footprints” (Wayne Shorter), “Moment’s Notice” (John Coltrane), “Housewife From New Jersey” (Tim Hagans), “Doodle Oodle” (Billy Byers), “Weird Blues” (Bob Mintzer) “Cabauza” (Michael Mossman) and conclude with “Big Dipper” (Thad Jones). Joining the Jazz Ensemble in the third tune will be special guest Anibal Rojas.

Anibal Rojas is a saxophonist with indigenous roots in the modern world. He is the music of the immigrant, the sound of assimilation and integration, the blending of cultures, classes and the musical traditions. Rojas was born in Chile and immigrated to the United States in his early teens. He has performed and/or recorded with Latin jazz great Ray Mantilla, Tom Bowes of Tower of Power fame, Cuba Gooding and the Main Ingredient, Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits among others. Rojas has played major venues nationwide, including Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Universal Studios Amphitheatre and The Greek Theater. His debut CD, “Ahkneeball,” is the musical interpretation of his life’s journey (so far) from Chile to the United States.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Courtney Hamilton, Hannah Jandrin, Kelton Jennings, Alex Munson, McKenna Vanderleest; Trumpet: James Block, Greg Koeller, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alex Haase, Joe Russet, Jake Van Dyke; Guitar: Matt Hillman; Bass: Gillian Evenhoff; Piano: Rissel Peguero, Kyle Sweeney; Drums: Isaiah Hernandez, Bobby Magers.

Press release published on March 21, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website.

‘Once’ upon a time, Lane Lee won a song-writing contest

As people sipped their beverages at UW-Green Bay’s Common Grounds Coffee House during a recent Open Mic Night, they may have listened to a local artist whose voice is as heart-melting as the snow on a spring day. From Suring, a small town just northwest of Green Bay, singer and songwriter Lane Lee has been on quite the musical journey.

Lane Lee (his stage name) or Lane Ludtke as he is known by some, has been strumming the guitar since he learned how to walk.

He recently won the “Once” singer/songwriter contest with his original “Runaway Train.” It was a competition, sponsored by the ARTgarage and UWGB’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts to encourage local singer-songwriters to submit an original song to be judged by a panel of local music experts. As the winner, Lee received priority participation lane-lee-250x250at a music showcase at the ARTgarage, an opportunity to record his song at the Rock Garden Studio in Appleton, Wis. and complimentary tickets to “Once,” the Tony-Award winning musical based on the film of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their passion for music, which played at the Weidner Center.

It’s the second time he won a singer/songwriter competition on campus. He won a contest a few years ago sponsored by the University Union. But this contest has showcased his talent on a new level. Lee said he is constantly drumming up song ideas, and thought of “Runaway Train” in his free time.

“I see and hear of so many people leaving to far away places, thinking that it will make them happy, and that they are free from everyone else’s views,” he explains. “However, I never really looked at it in that way, and I like the place that I’m from. So I pieced it together and created a story line for it.”

Lee’s passion for music, which he shares with his mom and sister (who both attented UWGB for music), along with his appreciation for a “country setting,” brought him to UW-Green Bay, where he studies music education. Lee is student teaching this semester and will graduate in May 2016. He aspires to be a music educator.

“I really enjoy being a singer and songwriter and working on original music,” he said. “I hope to expand on it and make it a bigger part of my life. One of my dreams is to make writing and performing my original music a career. It’s something that I really enjoy and work hard at, but teaching is also one of my passions. I enjoy sharing what I know with students and getting them involved with everything music has to offer.”

— Photo by Dan Moore, University Photographer

Feature published on March 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Website.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band Concert

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first during the show, kicking off with “Valdres” by Johannes Hansen. The group will then play “Trail of Tears” (James Barnes) and conclude with “Glory” (John Stephens, Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage with “Suite of Marches” by Charles Ives, which includes “March Intercollegiate,” “Old Home Days,” “Slow March” and “London Bridge is Fallen Down.” The ensemble will play “Two Merry Marches” (Ernst Krenek) before concluding with “The Free Lance” (John Philip Sousa).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Symphonic Band personnel are as follows: Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Wind Ensemble personnel are as follows: Flute: Peyton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press Release published on February 29, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Website.