Oct. 9: New marching band leader conducts symphonic concert
PULLMAN, Wash. – New Cougar Marching Band Director Troy Bennefield will guest conduct in a free, public concert of the Washington State University Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Bryan Hall.
The wind ensemble, conducted by Danh Pham, will perform a variety of band classics and transcriptions. Graduate student Christopher Nelson will guest conduct the premiere of his composition, “Wayfaring Stranger.”
Bennefield will guest conduct Samuel Barber’s “Commando March” with the wind group and also “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold; “Dusk” by Steven Bryant; and “Undertow” by John Mackey with the symphonic band.
Danh Pham, WSU director of bands, firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Bennefield, WSU marching band director, email@example.com
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-335-4148