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October 3, 2018

SVSU's Wind Ensemble to host first concert of season

Wika, NormanSaginaw Valley State University's Wind Ensemble will be performing its first concert of the 2018-19 season Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.


The performance is free and open to the public.


The ensemble is directed by Norman Wika, SVSU assistant professor of music. Wika also directs SVSU's Cardinal Marching Band. He performs with the Tulsa Symphony and the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.


Thursday's concert features clarinetist Gary June, an adjunct faculty member at SVSU.


The program will feature music with a Halloween theme from contemporary composers Scott McAllister and Thomas Miller. Musical pieces include "Off to Transylvania," "Dawn and the Vampire" and "The Death March and the Book."


For more information on SVSU's music program, call (989) 964-4159 or visit