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Westminster College Symphonic Band concert is Feb. 14

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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. –  The Westminster College School of Music and the Westminster College Symphonic Band will present “An Obvious Love” in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in Will W. Orr Auditorium on Westminster’s campus.

The symphonic band will perform six pieces throughout the concert. Such works will include “Shine” by Michael Markowski, a prelude based on “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” by Alfred Reed, “Psalm for Band” by Vincent Persichetti, “Diamond Tide” by Viet Cuong, “An Obvious Love” by Gary Gilroy and “Reverberations” by Brian Balmages.

The band, which includes more than 60 students, is under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of instrumental activities and professor of music. Shawn Sisler ’12, Westminster alumnus and director of bands at South Side Area School District in Hookstown, Pa., will serve as guest conductor throughout the Cuong piece. 

Greig, who also serves as head of music education, is an active guest conductor, clinician, lecturer and judge throughout the United States. A member of Westminster’s faculty since 1995, Greig earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College, a master’s degree from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Grieg at 724-946-7279 or