University Bands Spring 2018 Season

(see also Community Outreach)

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Concert Band
Andy Collinsworth, conductor

Admission is $8. Parking is included.

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm
Outreach Concert: SSU Concert Band
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Maria Carrillo High School

In keeping with our tradition of outreach to area schools, the SSU Concert Band will perform in conjunction with the acclaimed Maria Carrillo High School Symphonic Band. Now in its third year, the SSU Concert Band is comprised of music majors and non-majors from disciplines throughout the university. The band affords opportunities to music education majors to perform on secondary instruments and, on occasion, to conduct the ensemble.

Maria Carrillo High School is located at 6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Matt Slocum

March 7–9
6th Annual Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kahn, conductor
Weill Hall

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education.

Now in its 6th year, the festival will feature performances by more than 50 High School Bands and Orchestras from throughout California. After performing for 30 minutes in Weill Hall, ensembles receive a 30-minute clinic from one of a distinguished panel of adjudicators.

Guest Adjudicators:

Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Director of Bands at Michigan State University
Dr. Kevin Noe, Director of Orchestral Activities at Michigan State University
Dr. Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands at New Mexico State University
Dr. James Smart, Director of Bands at the University of Montana.

The SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will perform each day from 12:30–2:00 pm.

Click here for more information.

Free admission, $5 daily parking charge.


Matt Slocum

March 21–24
College Band Directors National Association
Western/Northwestern Division Conference
Weill Hall

The Sonoma State University Department of Music is proud to host the College Band Directors National Association’s biennial Western/Northwestern Division Conference featuring performances by nine outstanding university wind bands from throughout the Western U.S. and Canada. Full details.

Performance schedule
Wednesday March 21
8:00 pm SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Andy Collinsworth

Thursday March 22
1:00 pm Pacific Lutheran College Wind Ensemble, Edwin Powell
2:15 pm Fresno State University Wind Orchestra, Gary Gilroy
7:00 pm University of British Columbia Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Robert Taylor
8:15 pm Central Washington University Wind Ensemble, Lewis Norfleet

Friday March 23
1:00 pm University of Montana Symphonic Wind Ensemble, James Smart
2:15 pm Nevada Wind Ensemble, Reed Chamberlin
7:00 pm CSU Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony, John Carnahan

Saturday March 24
10:00 am University of Arizona Wind Ensemble, Chad Nicholson
12:15 pm WNW CBDNA Intercollegiate Honor Band, Larry Gookin

Free admission, $5 daily parking charge.

Matt Slocum

Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Eric Cabalo, guitar soloist
Delta College Symphonic Band
Meryl Wamhoff, conductor
Weill Hall

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band welcome special guests, the Delta College Symphonic Band under the baton of Meryl Wamhoff.

Guest artist Eric Cabalo, Studio Instructor in Classical Guitar, will perform Conciertango Buenos Aires by the Argentinian guitarist Cacho Tirao (1941-2007) with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Other program selections will be announced soon.



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Getting There

Weill Hall is at the Green Music Center, located off Rohnert Park Espressway two miles east of Highway 101, near the intersection with Petaluma Hill Road.


Parking is included with ticket purchase. For free concerts, Parking passes are $5 daily and may be obtained from the lot machines or from Information kiosks at campus entrances.

Download Parking Map for more information