The McAllen Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Music Director Roger Olivarez, will open their 45th season with a concert dedicated to our American heroes. This exciting start to the 2019-20 season will be held Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. on the McAllen Performing Arts Center stage. All veterans, current service members, and first responders are invited to be guests of the McAllen Wind Ensemble with free admission to the concert.
The event, entitled simply “America” will feature the music of America, American composers, and the patriotic favorites that have been the McAllen Wind Ensemble’s standard fare throughout the years. The ensemble will perform music by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Morton Gould, Frank Ticheli, and of course no concert would be complete without the marches of John Philip Sousa.
The McAllen Wind Ensemble’s special guest artists for the evening will be the Magic Valley Chorus chapter of the Sweet Adelines. The Magic Valley Chorus is an all-female barbershop chorus under the direction of Sandy Seitz. The chorus began in November 1990 and has been going strong ever since. The Magic Valley Chorus are active performers in the Rio Grande community and have won frequent awards for their performances. The McAllen Wind Ensemble is excited to share our concert with these talented ladies of song.
Visit the wind ensemble’s website at www.McAllenWindEnsemble.org for more information on this concert and the upcoming season. Tickets for all McAllen Wind Ensemble concerts can be purchased from the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office or through TicketMaster.