LSU Wind Ensemble performing March 19-23

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The LSU Wind Ensemble will tour Georgia, South Carolina, and   North Carolina March 19-23. 

You can see them first in Baton Rouge on March 19 at the LSU Student Union Theater.  

Composer David Lang, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music, will be on the LSU campus for the March 19 concert that includes an exciting performance of his work entitled cheating, lying, stealing.

Concert program also includes LSU saxophone Professor Griffin  Campbell presenting the world premiere of Spiritual: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensembl written by Brett William Dietz, LSU associate professor of percussion. 

Dennis Llinás, associate director of bands at LSU, will conduct the Wind Ensemble performing the music of Percy Grainger. 

LSU's Donald McKinney, director of Wind Ensembles, will conduct the tour programs and CBDNA performance. 

The LSU Wind Ensemble was selected by blind audition to perform on March 23 at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of just ten collegiate wind ensembles selected to perform.  

After a kickoff concert at the LSU Student Union Theater on March 19, the Wind Ensemble will perform for high school students in Canton, Georgia and on Friday, March 22 the ensemble performs in Lexington, S. Car.

The final concert of the tour will be Saturday, March 23 at the CBDNA National Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Informational sessions for high school students will be held before the concert in Canton, Georgia, and after the concert in Lexington, South Carolina. 

Program repertoire for the CBDNA conference includes music by Florent Schmitt, John Corigliano, David Lang, Brett William Dietz, and Arnold Schoenberg. 

Get tickets to see the Wind Ensemble at the LSU Union Theater on March 19 by visiting or calling (225) 578-5128.  

Tickets $20 general admission; $17 LSU faculty, staff, seniors; $12 students (with I.D.).  

LSU Wind Ensemble Tour Dates and Locations

• Kickoff Concert in Baton Rouge

Tuesday, March 19

LSU Union Theater

7:30 PM

• Thursday, March 21 

Cherokee High School

930 Marietta Hwy., Canton, Ga.

8:00 PM

Information session for interested students will be held at 7 p.m.

• Friday, March 22 

Lexington One Performing Arts Center

2643 Augusta Hwy., Lexington, S.Car. 

1:30 PM

Information session for interested students follows the concert.

• Saturday, March 23 

College Band Directors National Association National Conference

Aycock Auditorium 

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.Car.

4:00 PM

 Details on the Wind Ensemble 2013 tour and CBDNA performance, available at

For information about the  LSU Wind Ensemble visit or email Drew Dickey at