TJC Wind Ensemble to perform Dec. 2 at Winona High School

The Tyler Junior College Wind Ensemble is taking its act on the road, with the group’s final fall performance set 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Winona High School auditorium.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

“Wise Auditorium is currently under major renovation, so we’re excited to take this opportunity to perform at one of our TJC Promise schools,” TJC Director of Bands Jeremy Strickland said.

In addition to selections by Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Dmitri Shostakovich and others, the program will include “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave,” which was one of the winners of the 2019 Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare Competition.

Strickland said, “We will also feature our host band directors from Winona High School, Justin and Adah Ketner, on ‘Cousins,’ a piece written for trumpet and horn.”
 
Later in December, the TJC Wind Ensemble will travel to Chicago to attend the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. 

Now in its 73rd year, the Midwest conference draws more than 18,000 music educators and instrumentalists from all 50 states and more than 30 countries.

Strickland said, “I’m excited for our students to get to experience the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic. They will have the opportunity to attend events and concerts presented by some of the best musicians in the world.” 

TJC Wind Ensemble members and their hometowns are: Shea Bailey, Springtown; Blane Benson, Longview; Isaac Bernardo, Kaufman; Taryn Blackerby, Tyler; Hannah Bridwell, Troup; Katie Burns, Dripping Springs; Gabby Campos, Tyler; Matthew Carter, Poolville; Jace Castillo, Carrollton; Jared Cockrum, Tyler; Caleb Cox, Whitehouse; Collin Damskov, Tyler; Katy Dickey, Rusk; Marli Dority, Paris; Emmaleigh Dunston, Mesquite; Brayan Escobar, Rusk; Kenahdi Ferguson, Spring; Garrett Fisher, Fate; Grace Gaertner, Whitehouse; Hunter Grubbs, Brownsboro; Kathryn Hall, Scurry; Clayton Harp, Royce City; Sabastian Hernandez, Marshall; Lupe Hernandez, Tyler; Adrienne Hokerk, Royce City; Cydney Holbrook, Sumner; Brian James, Kaufman; Brent Kennedy, Springtown; Georgia Kirkpatrick, McKinney; Brett Knowles, Crandall; Michael Lamb, Spring; Faustino Lara, Palestine; Chesney Lowry, Mabank; Uriel Martinez, Jacksonville; Victoria Martinez, Tyler; Mason Mauldin, Arp; Theodora Miller, Canton; Cameron Miller, Tyler; Hayden Nicholson, Lindale; Joshua Phakvang, Anna; Parker Phillips, Diana; Chris Rahn, Tyler; Jesse Ramirez, Royce City; Kaylen Rhodes, Springtown; Rylee Risner, Canton; Becca Schilling, Burnet; Jacob Sexton, Jacksonville; Jared Sexton, Jacksonville; Austin Stanberry, Van; Jace Thomas, Chandler; Andrea Valdez, Mineola; and Bree Williams, Mineola.

TJC percussion, brass concert set Dec. 3
The TJC percussion, steel pan, tuba and euphonium, and horn ensembles and trombone choir will perform a joint concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus.

Tom McGowan directs the percussion groups, and Heather Mensch is director of the brass ensembles.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

TJC Brass to perform at Meyerson in Dallas on April 21
Strickland added that the TJC Brass has been invited to perform in the lobby of the Meyerson Symphony Hall before the Dallas Wind Symphony concert with the Canadian Brass on Tuesday, April 21.

“The Canadian Brass is a world-renowned brass quintet comprised of some of the world’s finest musicians,” Strickland said. “We’re thrilled not only for this performance opportunity for our students but also for them to experience the Canadian Brass playing live. They will never forget this.”

For ticket information, go to DallasWinds.org.

For more information on TJC music programs, go to TJC.edu/music.

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