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Broyhill Wind Ensemble Performs April 22

phelps.jpgBOONE — The Broyhill Wind Ensemble, a volunteer musical group comprised of university students and community members, will perform Sunday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s I.G. Greer Auditorium.

Admission is free.

The ensemble will feature guest conductor Joe Phelps in his final conducting performance as a member of the music faculty. Phelps is retiring as a School of Music faculty member in July.

Phelps began his career at Appalachian in 1976 as conductor of the Marching Band and Symphonic Band.

His first concerts were on the I.G. Greer stage. I.G. Greer originally housed the university’ s music program.

Program selections include “His Honor” by Henry Fillmore, “Elegy” by John Barnes Chance and “Sinfonia Voci” by David Holsinger, conducted by graduate assistant Brian D. Cook. “Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann” by Robert Jager, will be conducted by Phelps.

Dawn A. Perry, interim director of the Marching Band, will conduct “Dramatic Fanfares” by Morton Gould, “Sonoran Desert Holiday” by Ron Nelson and “Finale to Symphony No. 5″ by Dmitri Shostakovic.

The Broyhill Wind Ensemble is in its second year. It was begun by a conducting graduate assistant.

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