Houghton College Wind Ensemble Announces Spring 2019 Tour

The Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College is pleased to announce the Wind Ensemble Tour for 2019.

Comprising nearly 40 students and faculty, the Wind Ensemble, directed by conductor Tim McGarvey, will perform a diverse musical program in more than 12 cities throughout New York, Vermont and Connecticut from March 1 through 10. Concert offerings range from hymn settings and classic band repertoire to compositions by Gershwin and Grainger.

The concerts marked with an * are free and open to the public.

*FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 7:00 P.M.
Elba Central School
57 South Main St
Elba, NY 14058

*SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 6:30 P.M.
Orchard Park Wesleyan Church
7295 Ellicott Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127

*SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 10:00 A.M.
(Chamber Ensembles during worship service)
Orchard Park Wesleyan Church
7295 Ellicott Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127

*SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 7:00 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church
1 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 10:00 A.M.
Christian Central Academy
39 Academy St
Williamsville, NY 14221

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 7:30 A.M.
Chittenango Middle School
1732 Fyler Rd
Chittenango, NY 13037

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 10:20 A.M.
Burlington High School
52 Institute Rd
Burlington, VT 05408

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 9:40 A.M.
Christian Heritage School
575 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2:20 P.M.
Barnum School
495 Waterview Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06608

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 10:00 A.M.
Centereach High School
14-43rd Street
Centereach, NY 11720

*SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 10:45 A.M.
(Worship Service)
Park Forest Baptist Church
3030 Carnegie Dr
State College, PA 16803

The Houghton Wind Ensemble is a premiere ensemble with critical acclaim for its performances and impact on its players and audiences. This wind band of select members exposes its students and audiences to the highest-quality music written for wind and percussion instruments. While maintaining an emphasis on newer music, the traditional music for wind bands is well represented.

Dr. Timothy McGarvey, professor of conducting, leads the ensemble. Graduate assistants regularly conduct this outstanding ensemble. Guest and student soloists are regularly featured as well as working with composers from around the country on recent compositions and premieres. The ensemble performs multiple times each semester on campus and in the region, tours regularly in the spring semester, and has full-length CDs on the Mark Records label.