Calendar of Events for the MU Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Gary R. Shaw, conductor

September 15, 2018
7:30 p.m

School of Music Collage Concert (tickets required) - Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, University Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble One Voice, and Jazz Band I

October 5, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Homecoming 2018 Concert - Millikin Alumni Band and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Stacey (Larson) Dolan’92, guest conductor with faculty tubist Tim Schachtschneider

Millikin alumni return to campus to perform on the Kirkland stage along with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Join fellow alumni during Homecoming weekend 2018 for this annual performance of the Millikin Alumni Band.

November 15, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Colors for Trombone and Wind Ensemble by Bert Apermont - Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble with trombonist Peter Steiner

At the age of 23, Peter Steiner was appointed trombonist with the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic. Peter Steiner is recognized across the world as “a new trombone star within his generation”.  His performances with some of the world’s most prestigious ensembles and solo recitals across the globe have helped form him into the outstanding artist that he is today.

March 3, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Concertino for Percussion by David Gillingham - Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble with current Millikin percussion faculty and alumni Jeremy Brunk ’97 and Aaron Villareal ’13 join with recent Millikin graduate Justin DeBo ’18.

Each year we invite an outstanding high school band to share the stage with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. This performance features the Morris (Illinois) Community Symphonic Winds, conducted by Millikin graduate Brock Feece ’15.

April 26, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Almost 76 Trombones - Featuring Guest Trombone Choir and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

In his final Concert at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Dr. Gary Shaw is joined by former trombone students, friends, colleagues, the Millikin Wind Ensemble and student soloists to celebrate 37 years of performing and teaching at Millikin University.

May 19, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Millikin Wind Ensemble - Millikin Graduation - Decatur Civic Center