Wind Symphony Concerto Competition scheduled
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Southeastern Concerto Competition - Five Southeastern students will participate in Wind Symphony Concerto Competition scheduled Friday, Nov. 13, at the Pottle Music Recital hall. Participating students are, from left, Justin Pardue of Walker, Chase Ledet of Thibodaux, Marcy Mayeux of Slidell, Josh Dunn of Walker and Andrew Robin of Hammond.
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will hold its Wind Symphony Concerto Competition Friday (Nov. 13) at the Pottle Music Recital Hall.
Featuring some of the university’s top student musicians, the 6 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Winners of the competition will be featured at the university’s spring Wind Symphony concert in April.
Contestants are Josh Dunn, senior music education major from Walker, percussion; Chase Ledet, freshman music performance major from Thibodaux, oboe; Marcy Mayeux, senior music education major from Slidell, trumpet; Justin Pardue, senior music performance major from Walker, trombone; and Andrew Robin, senior music performance major from Hammond, percussion.
Durand Jones of the university’s Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity, which is sponsoring the competition, said judges include Nick Volz, a graduate of Southeastern’s graduate music program and trumpet professor at Loyola University of New Orleans; Craig Byers, Southeastern music graduate and assistant band director at Fontainebleu High School in Mandeville; and Brina Faiane, music instructor in St. Tammany Parish.
“The students have done a tremendous job in organizing and promoting the competition,” said Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands and Wind Symphony conductor. “After giving them some assistance with establishing the rules for our first competition last year, they have taken over the management of the event, including running the initial rounds of competition and selecting the judges.”