Shenandoah University’s Music Conservatory Wind Ensemble asked for some images of their concert.
Like the Jazz Ensemble, they wanted the pictures done before their performance. Again, I was at liberty to move about the stage. The Wind Ensemble conductor said I should go anywhere and everywhere, even if that meant crouching in between the musicians. I declined to move in between rows as he offered, but I did accept his offer to be close to the band. I was certainly impressed by their concentration as they were not phased when I occasionally stood behind or beside them on the riser.
The musicians certainly know their craft. Displayed not only in their performance, but also in their practice. They were able to vocalize what they wanted to practice and vocalize their music; the conductor allowed them to use their discretion to “sing” the notes as opposed to play when the focus wasn’t on them to practice.
Another great Ensemble performance from Shenandoah University. Enjoy the shows and support the arts.