Symphony gives preview

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The Legacy High School Wind Symphony will be performing a National Concert Band Preview Concert at 7 p.m. March 3. The concert, which will also feature the UTA Wind Symphony, will be in the Cunningham Performance Hall of the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts. Cost is $5; free for students and teachers with valid MISD ID.

The Legacy Wind Symphony will perform on the Featured Stage of the Music for All National Concert Band Festival on March 7 in Indianapolis. Only 16 high school bands from across the nation were invited to the highest honor of performing on the Featured Stage of the Festival, including four from Texas.

“This is a tremendous honor for our program” said Glenn Fugett, director of band at Legacy High School. “This honor is recognition of the many hours of practice, private lessons and rehearsal the students have put in to reach this level of excellence.”

For this concert and for the festival, the Wind Symphony will perform “Scarecrow Overture” by Joseph Turrin, “Concerto for Horn in E-Flat” by W.A. Mozart (featuring soloist C.C. Waggoner), “In a Nutshell” by P.A. Grainger and “Music for Prague 1968” by Karel Husa.

The Legacy Wind Symphony is one of the premier performing ensembles in the award-winning Legacy Band Program, which consists of three concert bands, jazz band, percussion ensembles, Colorguard, Winterguard and the Legacy Bronco Marching Band. The members of the Legacy Wind Symphony were selected through competitive audition.

The Music for All National Festival is recognized as one of the premier instrumental music festivals in America. Music for All is one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations advocating support of music education.

Thirty-nine high school and middle school ensembles from across the nation were selected by recorded audition to perform in concert at the festival, be evaluated by master music educators and participate in master classes and special events. Invited concert bands and percussion ensembles for the 2014 festival come from Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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