The Elgin High School Band and the Cameron University Concert Choir is scheduled to perform with the Cameron University Concert Band on March 3, giving the musicians an opportunity to unite their talent at one evening event.
The performance includes some of the most popular songs from the 20th century. These include “Galop” by Dmitri Shostakovich, who wrote the satire operetta “Moscow, Cheryonmushki.” The students will also perform a march from Henry Fillmore titled “His Honor.”
Special features include some pieces led by students.
Tyler Reeves, a Cameron student and music education major from Denton, Texas, will conduct “A Festival Prelude” by Alfred Reed. The Cameron Concert Choir will sing “God Of Our Fathers” by Claud T. Smith, and then the Elgin High School Band will perform with the Cameron Concert Band for “American Rhapsody No. 2” by Clare Gundman and “On the Square” by Frank Panella.
“There’s nothing quite as rousing as the jubilant sounds of perfectly tuned woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments,” Matthew Mireles, assistant professor of Music and co-conductor of the band, said. “Whether it’s a joyous march or a moving orchestral composition, the music performed by a concert band will evoke heart-felt emotion from the audience.”
The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. at the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is just $5 for students and senior adults and $10 for adults. Faculty, staff and students from Cameron can attend for free with their school IDs.