Wind ensemble features soloists

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

On Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, the Mercyhurst University Wind Ensemble will give a performance of marches under the baton of director Scott Meier, Ph.D.
All of the pieces on the program will be in the march style, but Meier promises an assortment of traditional and unusual marches.
There will be circus music in addition to works from Belgium, Britain and Italy, among other countries.
The composers range from composers of opera to comedians.
In Meier’s words, “Pretty much everyone who is a ‘march person’ is on the program.”
Pieces on the program will include “The Vanished Army” by Kenneth J. Alford; “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” by Karl L. King; “‘Red’s’ White and Blue March” by Red Skelton; “Moorside March” by Gustav Holst; and “March of the Belgian Penguins” by Pieter Leemans.
It will also include “Three Marches for the Marriage of the Duke of Orléans” by Gioacchino Rossini; “Hands Across the Sea March” by John Philip Sousa; “Armed Forces Salute” by Bob Lowden; “Children’s March” by Frank Erickson; and “British Eighth” by Zo Elliot.
Tickets to this performance are $5 for the general public and $2 for Mercyhurst students, faculty and children aged 12 and under.