J-W staff reports
The Kansas University Band, an 84-piece concert band, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
Thomas M. Stidham, associate director of bands, is conductor of University Band, assisted by Naoya Takizawa, Tokyo, Japan, doctoral student.
The band will play "On the Wings of the Chosen," by Roland Barrett, assistant director of bands at the University of Oklahoma. The three-part work was written for the Strategic Air Command Band, stationed at Offutt Air Base in Omaha, Neb.
The remainder of program includes "Second Suite in F," by Gustav Holst, a work based on material from folk songs and morris dances; "Elegy for A Young American," by Ronald Lo Presit, written in 1964 and dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy Jr.; "Shenandoah," by Frank Tichelli, an arrangement of the well-known 19th-century folk song melody; selections from "Les Miserables," by Claude-Michel Schonberg, arranged by Warren Barker; "Prairie Dances," by David Holsinger, a work commissioned by the band directors of the Texas Music Educators Assn. Region II North Zone; and four international marches.
Tickets are now on sale at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; and the Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477.