Wind Ensemble to Present Concert March 16

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The program is free and open to the public.

Selections on the program include: "Armenian Dances II" by Alfred Reed; "George Washington Bridge" by William Schuman; "Children's March" by Percy Grainger; and "Cloudburst" by Eric Whitacre.

Members of the ensemble are selected by audition.  They have been guest performers at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference and have recorded for area composers.  The group is under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor, director of bands, and chair of Westminster's Department of Music.

Greig, who has been with Westminster since 1995, earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College, master's degree from Youngstown State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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