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UW’s Community Band, Symphonic Band to Perform May 2

April 28, 2022
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UW’s Community Band and Symphonic Band will perform Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. (UW Photo)

The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Symphonic Band will present their joint spring concert Monday, May 2. 

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Robert Belser, a professor in the UW Department of Music, will conduct the UW Community Band. Joseph Carver, a UW assistant professor of music, and Amber Sturdevant, a UW McMurry graduate teaching assistant from Gillette, will conduct the UW Symphonic Band. 

Tickets are $10 for the public; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for students not attending UW; and free to UW students with a “W” number. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at

The program will feature a mix of new tunes, marches and a few classics. 

The UW Community Band will perform “American Flourish” by Robert Smith; “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik; “Blues for a Killed Kat” by Jack End, edited by Frederick Fennell; “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt, arranged by John Wasson; and “Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa. 

The UW Symphonic Band will present “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty; “Ammerland” by Jacob de Haan; “Foundry” by John Mackey; “Illumination” by David Maslanka; and “Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens” by John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook. 

To view the program, go to and scroll to “Community & Symphonic Band Spring Concert.” 

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email

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