The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds and the Bountiful High band will be performing a free joint concert on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Bountiful High. The groups will take to the stage one after another, with the BHS band being conducted by Director Daniel Turnblom and the Symphonic Winds being conducted by Director Thomas P. Rohrer.
“One of our goals is to have interaction every year with young people in the public school system,” said Rohrer. Though they won’t be performing together, members of the Winds will come at 5 p.m. to attend section rehearsals with the students.
At the concert, the Symphonic Winds will perform “The Winds of War,” a concert including various war-themed selections including Gould’s “West Point Symphony,” which was written for the anniversary of West Point Academy.
Other works include Whear’s “Antietam,” and selections from Bilik’s “American Civil War Fantasy,” which is a tone poem describing the country’s mood up to the Civil War.
“La Belle Helene,” from Offenbach’s parody of the cause of the Trojan War, has another local tie. It will be conducted by the Winds’ assistant director, Randy Hautz, who many may remember as the longtime band director at Kaysville Jr. High.