Savannah Winds Community Wind Symphony Celebrating 35 Years

Celebrating 35 Years, the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre (Armstrong AMT), is throwing itself a party in the form of a public concert event, Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Joining Savannah Winds music director Mark Johnson, former Winds conductors Stephen Brandon (1973-84), Michael Campbell (1984-89), and James Anderson

(1990-92, 96-97) will return to the podium for an evening of music and memories celebrating 35 years of concerts in Savannah and the Coastal Empire region. The concert will also include a special memorial tribute to Ed Caughran (1992-93) and William Keith (1993-95).

Savannah Winds was born from Armstrong’s long tradition of music education, which has grown with the university. In 1977 thendirector Stephen Brandon invited members of the community to join the preexisting college band and expand its instrumentation. He brought in talented high school musicians, members of the erstwhile Savannah Symphony Orchestra and Fort Stewart band musicians to form the full symphony. This community partnership with Armstrong AMT has flourished and now involves some 100 members.

Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available.Armstrong students admitted free w/Pirate Card. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.