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Wind, Brass, and Percussion Musicians Sought
Article By: by Austin College
Posted: 8/26/2014 Views: 2354  Impressions: 20346
Categories: Education, Entertainment: The Arts

SHERMAN, TEXAS-With the countdown to the Austin College 2014 Fall Term nearing the single digits, another season for the College's concert band, the Austin College Wind Symphony, also is nearing. Director Robert Archer, adjunct instructor of music at Austin College, invites qualified brass, percussion, and wind musicians from the community, student body, and faculty to audition for membership. Openings are available in most sections.

The band will meet for its first rehearsal of the fall from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, in Craig Hall Room 114 on the Austin College campus, and will continue each Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., in Craig Hall. Potential new performers may contact Archer by email,, or call the Department of Music at 903. 813.2251 to speak with Katie Deeds, department assistant.

The Wind Symphony is a joint effort of Austin College, Grayson College, and community musicians. Band members include Grayson College and Austin College students-music majors and non-music majors, Austin College faculty, area high school band directors, and community members. The band is open to those who have an instrumental background and wish to continue or renew their love of music, Archer said. The premiere ensemble for wind, brass, and percussion, the band performs twice each semester.

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students' faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

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