AUBURN – The music of brass, woodwinds, percussion and chorus will fill the plains as the Auburn University Department of Music presents “Sounds of Auburn,” a musical extravaganza featuring the student ensembles of the Auburn University Band and Choral Departments, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
Individual performances by the Concert Choir, Steel Drum Band, Gospel Choir, Symphonic Band and Singers will conclude with a finale from the Auburn University Marching Band. More than 550 student musicians will be involved in the performance.
“One purpose of ‘Sounds of Auburn’ is to showcase the musical excellence and variety of the student performing groups in the Department of Music,” said Phil Lewis, acting head of the music department. “We want the community and state to know what we have to offer for those students interested in music study. The opportunity to present the Auburn community with a musical gift celebrating the talents of these young people in the Department of Music is especially gratifying for all who attend the evening’s performance.”
Conductors for the “Sounds of Auburn” will include William Powell, director of choral activities, conducting the Concert Choir and Gospel Choir; Rosephanye Dunn-Powell, co-directing the Gospel Choir; Rick Good, director of bands, conducting the Symphonic Band; Corey Spurlin, associate director of bands, conducting the Marching Band; Doug Rosener, assistant director of bands, conducting the Steel Drum Band; and Dale Farmer, conducting the University Singers.
The performance is free and open to the public.