This fall saw me (Andy Pease, band blogger) moving to a new city and starting a new job.  I was fortunate enough to be involved with two wonderful groups that did some great music in this otherwise turbulent time.

The Hartwick College Wind Ensemble presented two concerts this semester.

VISIONS – October 4, 2016

Mother Earth – David Maslanka

From the Delta – William Grant Still

Dusk – Steven Bryant

Newsreel in Five Shots – William Schuman

The Black Horse Troop – John Philip Sousa

LOVE – November 17, 2016:

Polly Oliver – Thomas Root

Brooklyn Air – Michael Markowski

Suite of Old American Dances – Robert Russell Bennett

Riften Wed – Julie Giroux

Folk Dances – Dmitri Shostakovich


Also considered for this semester:

Colonial Song – Percy Grainger

March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites – PDQ Bach


The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, directed by Scott Rabeler, presented a concert on November 13, featuring the following:

Vesuvius – Frank Ticheli

October – Eric Whitacre (conducted by me)

Turkey in the Straw – Michael Markowski

Toccata Marziale – Ralph Vaughan Williams

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss – David Holsinger