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  • Hendrix College

    Festival of Winds Honor Band

  • Hosted by Hendrix College and the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, conductor

    ***Due to the school closures and health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the 2020 Festival of Winds has been cancelled.***

    2020 Festival of Winds Guest Conductor
    Kelly Watkins
    Concert Band Director, Eastern Connecticut State University
    Trumpet, United States Coast Guard Band

    Saturday, May 2, 2020
    Hendrix College
    Staples Auditorium

    Program for the 2020 Festival of Winds Honor Band
    Cait Nishimura: Chasing Sunlight
    Kevin Day: A Song for Tomorrow
    Pierre LaPlante: American Riversongs
    Christopher Theofanidis: Sweet like that

    An Invitation

    Students from Arkansas and surrounding states will gather to collaborate in a day of music making under the direction of Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James.

    In this challenging and musically intensive setting, students will have the opportunity to improve and deepen their musical skills.

    Don’t miss this exciting event — come and be a part of it!

    Hendrix College Wind Ensemble

    The Wind Ensemble is composed of students from a wide variety of majors on campus. Drawing from symphonic band, wind ensemble, and chamber winds repertoire, the ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary works. The Wind Ensemble performs four concerts annually.