University of Maine Symphonic spring tour to feature performance with Casco Bay Wind Symphony

The annual spring tour of the University of Maine Symphonic Band April 6-9 will feature 10 free public performances, including school assemblies and community concerts. The Symphonic Band, directed by Christopher White, is an auditioned group of 45 woodwind, brass and percussion performers with a repertoire that spans nearly 250 years.

The band will feature solo competition winners Amanda Bloss and Annie Morgan in “Fandango” by Joseph Turrin, and clarinet faculty and department chair Beth Wiemann performing the third movement of Ticheli’s “Clarinet Concerto.” Other selections to be performed on tour include works of Gorb, Sousa and Daughtrey.

The performance schedule:

April 6 — Cony High School in Augusta 9 a.m.; Westbrook High School, 12:15 p.m.; South Portland High School, 7 p.m.
April 7 — Durham Community School, 9 a.m.; Falmouth High School, 1 p.m.,Falmouth High School, 7 p.m.
April 8 — Massabesic High School in Waterboro, 9 a.m.; Oak Hill High School in Wales, 1 p.m.; and Leavitt High School in Turner, 7 p.m.

The tour concludes April 9 when the Symphonic Band performs with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony at Gorham High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for the April 9 performance and may be purchased online.
The Symphonic Band and Concert Band will give a joint concert April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets are $9; free with a student MaineCard, and can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office, 207.581.1755.