UCA Wind Ensemble to present Fall concert

The UCA Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Brooks, will present a Fall Concert tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus.

The concert is free and open to the public. Guest conductor with the Wind Ensemble will be Dr. Joseph Missal, director of bands at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Guest soloist for the evening is Dr. Blake Tyson, associate professor of percussion at UCA.

For the concert, Missal will conduct “Four Scottish Dances,” a setting of Scottish folk dances in four movements, and the William Himes arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” The Wind Ensemble will feature Tyson on “Strange Humors,” by John Mackey. “Strange Humors” is composed in the jazz style and features a solo djembe, a West African hourglass-shaped percussion instrument played with the bare hands.

During a two-day residency at UCA, Missal will lecture music education classes and present a conducting master class for music education majors.

For more information, contact Brooks at (501) 450-5764 or rickyb@uca.edu.