The original band at Colorado State was formed in 1901 with only 13 members. From this humble beginning, CSU is now home to the Wind Symphony, the Symphonic Band, the Concert Band, the CSU Marching Band, the Basketball Pep Band, and the Presidential Pep Band.
Last fall, Assistant Professor of Music History K. Dawn Grapes had her annotated bibliography/research guide to “John Dowland” recently published online by Oxford University Press in Oxford Bibliographies. In her introduction, Dr. Grapes describes Dowland (b. 1563–d. 1623) as an internationally known English musician of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. As the most […]
Dear Reader, I’m excited to write this note letting you know that the Colorado State University Wind Symphony is taking its first Southwestern tour in the history of the band program at CSU. On April 13-16, the Wind Symphony will make stops in Grand Junction, Colorado, Los Lunas, New Mexico (Albuquerque area), and return via […]
The CSU Wind Symphony has been rolling through the southwest this week on our 2016 tour of Colorado and New Mexico! It’s been a terrific opportunity for us to share some amazing repertoire with a wider audience and show off the accomplishments and growth of the band program and CSU school of music as a […]
After a rousing concert at the University Center for the Arts on Tuesday, the Wind Symphony left early Wednesday morning on a bus bound for the Western Slope. Ahead lies concerts in Grand Junction, Albuquerque, N.M., and Monument, Colo. This first leg of the trip is incredibly scenic going over the Rockies. It’s many of […]