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Department of Music presents ASU
Trombone Choir, Nov. 11
Oct. 30, 2008 --
State University’s Department of Music announces a performance by the
ASU Trombone Choir on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts
Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The ASU Trombone Choir was formed in 1973 and gave its first formal
concert in 1974. The ensemble has performed at two International
Trombone Festivals and several state music conventions. There have also
been numerous graduates form the choir who have been accepted to
prestigious graduate music schools, as well as alumni who are performing
and teaching throughout the United States. The ASU Trombone Choir is
presently under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee.
The performance will begin with “Fantasia” by Thomas Stoltzer; “Canzona
Septimi Toni No. 2” by Giovanni Gabrielli; “Fugue K. 401” by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, to be performed by the Select Quartet; “Prelude to Act
III, Die Meistersingers” by Richard Wagner; and “Canzona for 8
Trombones” by Walter S. Hartley. After a short intermission, the choir
will proceed with “Free Wheeler” by Dave Wheeler; “Walkin’ Bones” by
James Christensen; “Back Country Landscape” by Wayne Harrison, to be
performed by Dad’s Bones; “Brewmeister” by Michael Davis, to be
performed by the Pro Bones; and “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You,” arranged by
Dr. Neale Bartee.
Members of the ASU Trombone Choir are Kade Holliday of Jonesboro, Kyle
Manley and Chris Smith of Paragould, Jonathon McAlister of Marion,
Treavor Mitchell of Westside, Colton Morrison of Magnolia, Jeremy Ramsey
of Brinkley, Corey Spencer of Wynne, Adam Waddell of Jonesboro, and
Braxton Washington of Little Rock. Accompanying the trombone choir are
Jay Shepherd of Paragould, guitar, Kenny Smith of Piggott, bass, and
Bryan Elder of Jonesboro, drums.
Members of the Select Quartet are Kade Holliday, Jonathon McAlister,
Treavor Mitchell, and Corey Spencer. Members of Dad’s Bones are
Jonathon McAlister, Kade Holliday, Adam Waddell, Treavor Mitchell, and
Corey Spencer, also accompanied by Jay Shepherd, guitar, Kenny Smith,
bass, and Bryan Elder, drums. Members of Pro Bones are Neale Bartee,
Brice Evans, Steve Alsup, Jack Mullins, and Corey Spencer, with Joy
Sanford, piano, Tom Mason and John Hays, Bass, and John Long, Drums.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.