By Brody Arnold
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAYThe University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be in concert at Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Ricky Brooks, director of bands, will perform four pieces: “Ecstatic Fanfare” by Bryant, “Centrafuge” by Booker (commissioned by UCA in 2007 for the school’s 100-year anniversary), “Dionysiaques” by Schmitt and “Concerto for Alto Sax and Band” by Creston.

Saxophone player Landon Cole will be featured, having won UCA’s Wind Ensemble Concerto competition. Brooks said students in the Wind Ensemble submit music that is then judged by an out-of-state panel. Graduate conducting student, Mykala Parker will conduct, “Ecstatic Fanfare.”

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Brantley Douglas, associate director of bands, will follow and play “Bernstein Mini Suit” by Bernstein, “Estampie” by Nellhybel and “Four Scottish Dances” by Arnold. Graduate student Parker will conduct “Estampie”.

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

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.