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WVU Wind Symphony takes part in Sounds of Summer concert series

WVU Wind Symphony

The West Virginia University Wind Symphony will present “A la Sousa,” on September 10 as part of the Sounds of Summer concert series at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown.

The Wind Symphony concert will embrace styles performed by the John Philip Sousa Band in the early part of the 20th century.

The program for the concert includes:

Semper Fidelis – Sousa/Brion & Schissel 
Fugue on Yankee Doodle – Sousa/Brion & Schissel 
Irish Tune from County Derry – Grainger 
Blue Bells of Scotland – Pryor/Higgins
The Black Horse Troop – Sousa/Fennell
Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna – von Suppe/Fillmore 
Log Cabin Blues – Green/Baker 
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn – Sousa/Rogers 
Handel in the Strand – Grainger/Sousa/Brion/Schissel 
Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas – Lake/Foster 
Stars and Stripes Forever – Sousa

Sounds of SummerAs a sponsor of the series, music industry students from the School of Music at WVU’s College of Creative Arts will handle the management and production aspect of the free concert.


“This concert series is the result of collaboration between WVU’s College of Creative Arts and Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation, joining together to bring the Morgantown community free live music entertainment this Summer, in all types of musical genres,” said Darko Velichkovski, director of the music industry program. “As such, it is also a great opportunity for our music industry students to gain a meaningful experience in all the aspects of live music production management and organization. Their involvement with the productions like this one is crucial for their growth and progress as future music industry professionals.” 

The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The series is also sponsored by BOPARC, City of Morgantown, Monongalia County Commission and Coca-Cola.

For full series information, visit the Sounds of Summer website.