CANCELED: Wind Symphony to Perform with SMC Band

   Campus News | Posted on January 24, 2024

We apologize for the inconvenience, but icy road conditions and severe winter weather in recent days has limited rehearsal time for both the AU Wind Symphony and the SMC Brass Band. As a result, our concert for January 27, 2024, is canceled. 


We value the safety of our performers as well as our patrons, and hope that you stay safe and warm during this time. We look forward to welcoming you at another of our concerts in the future. 


Anyone who has purchased tickets for this performance will be refunded in the coming days. For more information, please contact the Howard Performing Arts Center at


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The Andrews University Wind Symphony and Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band will present their winter concert, "Tunes and Traditions," on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

Under the direction of Mark Hollandsworth, the Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band will kick off the evening with a repertoire of Scottish traditions and Welsh tunes, featuring "Dragons’ Rise" by Matthew Hall and "David of the White Rock," arranged by Philip Sparke. The band will continue with "Airs and Dances" by Alan Fernie, showcasing a dynamic range of emotions in three movements.

Following an intermission, the Andrews University Wind Symphony, directed by Denisse Santos, will take the stage to present a collection of classics, including John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis," Percy Grainger's "Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon" and Gustav Holst's "First Suite in Eb."

Tickets can be purchased at Prices are $7 for general admission, free for children under the age of five, and $5 for students (limit two tickets per student ID). For more information, contact the Howard Box Office at 269-471-3560.