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April 8, 2016

SVSU Concert Band to perform in one of director’s final appearances

The Saginaw Valley State University Concert Band will perform in concert Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.


The SVSU Concert Band is an ensemble consisting of 47 students under the direction of Bill Wollner, SVSU associate professor of music. Featured instruments include the clarinet, trumpet, euphonium and trombone, among others. 


The band will perform various music pieces including “Villages” by composer Michael Sweeney, and "Always United, Forever Young" by composer Brian Balmages. 


Bill Wollner, SVSU associate professor of music, is retiring this spring after 34 years as band director. Wednesday's performance will be among his final appearances leading the Concert Band.


For more information on this concert or the many other events hosted by SVSU's music department, visit