Symphonic Band Concert

Thursday, December 2, 2021
7:30 PM (CT)
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The University of West Florida and the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Pensacola campus.


In contrast to their sunset concert last spring, the theme for the Symphonic Band's December concert is “from darkness to light.” The first half of the program features a variety of music inspired by the Medieval and Renaissance composers Guillaume de Machaut, Hildegard von Bingen, and Claude Gervaise, respectively. 

The UWF Symphonic Band is a consortium member of the 47 school consortium group that commissioned Ingrid Stölzel's “Musica Ignota,” which is a mysterious piece based on the compositions and life of Hildegard von Bingen. 

The second half takes a lighter turn. Senior BME Student Courtney White has researched the life and music of Helen May Butler, known as the “female Sousa.” She will lead the band in Butler's most famous march, “Cosmopolitan America.” The program ends with David Maslanka's “Give Us This Day: A Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble.” 


This event is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Face coverings are not required, however the University, as well as the CDC, highly recommends the use of face coverings indoors. This will allow us to keep our on-campus and off campus communities safe. For more information, visit or call the CFPA box office at 850.857.6285.

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