Wind Ensemble performing three-day concert tour in eastern Nebraska

Photo of trumpet player


Wednesday, Feb. 1
7:30 p.m. – UNK Recital Hall

Thursday, Feb. 2
8:30 a.m. – Wood River High School
1 p.m. – Fullerton High School
7 p.m. – Columbus High School

Friday, Feb. 3
9:40 a.m. – Oakland-Craig High School
1:50 p.m. – Pierce High School

Saturday, Feb. 4
2 p.m. – Blair High School


UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Wind Ensemble will perform at six eastern Nebraska high schools during a three-day concert tour.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Duane Bierman, opens the tour with a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Recital Hall at the UNK Fine Arts Building on Wednesday (Feb. 1).

The band will perform at three Nebraska schools on Thursday (Feb. 2). They will present concerts to students at Wood River High School at 8:30 a.m. and Fullerton High School at 1 p.m. The band then performs a concert, which is free and open to the public, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Columbus High School. The Wind Ensemble will share the evening concert with the Columbus High School band.

On Friday (Feb. 3), the Wind Ensemble performs at 9:40 a.m. at Oakland-Craig High School in Oakland, and at 1:50 p.m. at Pierce High School.

On Saturday (Feb. 4), members of the ensemble will spend time touring the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D., and then perform at Blair High School at 2 p.m.

The concert tour features guest soloist Tim Farrell on trumpet. Farrell is chair of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at UNK. The auditioned group of 41 players is dedicated to presenting a wide variety of quality band literature.

Members of the Wind Ensemble include:

ADAMS – Celia Timms, alto saxophone
BELLEVUE – Jordan Duff, clarinet
BENNINGTON – Keegan McGill, percussion
BLAIR – Blaine Fisher, trumpet; Bryson Pavlik, trumpet; Samuel Rosenau, percussion
COLUMBUS – Cayla Cuba, clarinet; Audrey Grant, horn
COZAD – Ellen Laird, percussion
CRETE – Kenny Baires, tuba, Allison Singh, trumpet
GERING – Darrin Gonzales, trombone
GRAND ISLAND – Aaron Borer, clarinet; Karla Carrillo, cello; Breana Dobesh, clarinet; Alex Gewecke, trombone
GRETNA – Calvert Switzer, trombone
KEARNEY – Moriah Chandler, tenor saxophone; Victoria Mejia, horn; Andrew Ochsner, alto saxophone; Bailey Premer, trumpet; Rachel Stefan, flute; Katie Thorn, percussion; Joshua Uden, percussion; Aaron Woolley, horn; Kali Wubben, trombone
LEXINGTON – Giovanni Flores, trumpet; Alyssa Olsen, bari saxophone
LINCOLN – Cole Chancellor, oboe; Sidney Delozier, percussion; David Morrison, trombone
MITCHELL – Luis Panduro, percussion
NORTH PLATTE – Kaylee Thompson, flute
OMAHA – Anna Wagemann, horn
PIERCE – Rachel Tweedy, clarinet
UTICA – Christina Dean, bass clarinet

PELLA – Erin Van Hal, flute
RED OAK – Jared Sherman, euphonium
JOPLIN – Aaron Lawson, euphonium

MEDELLIN, COLUMBUS  Asael Arevalo, flute
SHIZUOKA, JAPAN Yuma Oishi, tuba