Tag: NC State Music

November 15, 2018

12/2 Wolfgang A Cappella is Unleashed

Unleash your love for music and come out to Wolfgang A Cappella’s fall concert on December 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre to enjoy new music, new members and a brand new album!

November 14, 2018

Student composer wins Creative Artist Award with North Carolina-inspired piece

Studies have shown that music helps strengthen memory skills in children and adults. According to the Children’s Music Workshop, linking familiar songs to new information can help imprint that information on the brain. For Noah Baldwin, inventing melodies to memorize patterns in games wasn’t just a useful memory tool, but the origin of his passion for composing music.

November 13, 2018

12/1 Grains of Time celebrates 50th anniversary

Grains of Time, North Carolina’s oldest all-male collegiate a cappella group founded in 1968, are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate five decades of Grains, they’re putting together a special concert where the 2018-19 Grains will take the stage alongside alumni groups dating back all the way to the original founding members.

November 13, 2018

11/29 Symphonic Band performs music of America

Conducted by Chris Branam, the 50-member Symphonic Band will perform its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring Henry Filmore’s “Americans We,” Richard Vaughan Williams’s “Folk Song Suite for Military Band,” Brian Balmages’s “Silence Overwhelmed,” Frank Erickson’s “Rhythm of the Winds,” and Clifton Williams’s “Dedicatory Overture.”

High school students take the field with the marching band at halftime.
October 15, 2018

Band Day draws record-breaking 500-plus high school students

The music department hosted its largest-ever high school Band Day on Sept. 8, with more than 500 high school students in attendance. Participants spent a day immersed in the experience of marching with a Division I collegiate band, including a morning rehearsal and lunch with the NC State Marching Band, tickets to the football game and a half-time performance on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Jazz Ensemble I
October 13, 2018

11/9 Jazz Ensemble I Fall Concert

Conducted by Dr. Wes Parker, the 19-member Jazz Ensemble I will perform its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 9, featuring swing, be-bop and contemporary jazz music. 

Wind Ensemble
October 13, 2018

11/7 Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Conducted by Dr. Paul Garcia, the Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The ensemble will perform Darius Milhaud’s Suite Français, the overture to Candide and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat.

Jazz Ensemble II
October 13, 2018

11/5 Jazz Ensemble II Fall Concert

Led by Dr. Wes Parker, the 18-member Jazz Ensemble II will perform its fall concert on Monday, Nov. 5, featuring big band classics that will get your toes tapping.