FSU Symphony Band to give year’s first concert tonight

MUSICAL LEADER: Richard Scott Cohen directs both the Ferris Symphony Band and the West Central Chamber Orchestra (pictured). The Symphony Band will give its first concert of the season at 8 p.m. today. (Courtesy photo/Ferris State University)

BIG RAPIDS – The Ferris State University Symphony Band will put on its first concert of the season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The free performance, which will feature seven pieces, will be held in the G. Mennen Williams Auditorium. The musical selections will include a variety of traditional and contemporary songs such as a John Philip Sousa march, a song from the video game “Halo,” music from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and a ragtime-inspired piece.

Associate professor Scott Cohen will direct the performance, with a special appearance by conductor Dale Skornia, visiting assistant professor of music and director of the FSU athletic pep band.

For more information or to request special accommodations for attending the performance, call (231) 591-5600.

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