Encore Spring 2019

Wind Symphony

Heart of Texas

The BYU Wind Symphony performs in a 2018 concert at Verbrugghen Hall in Sydney, Australia.

The BYU Wind Symphony will travel to the Texas cities of Allen, Arlington, Haltom City, Cypress, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio this May. Texas chapters in the BYU Alumni Association are helping the symphony by organizing concerts in local communities. “We love having the performing arts groups come. It brings the spirit of the Y to Dallas,” says Corrine Nelson, chair of the BYU Alumni Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter. “They get the kids and the community involved, and it gives the community a chance to see what good music can do for us.”

The Wind Symphony will be traveling with Dr. Jason Bergman, a BYU trumpet professor who previously worked at the University of North Texas College of Music. “Band is big in Texas,” says Bergman. “I think it’s great to have the Wind Symphony going to Texas to show how they can relate to the music culture there.”

In many of their venues, the Wind Symphony will give hands-on workshops to high school students. “I can’t wait to perform for the communities and especially to perform for the students. I’m so excited,” says clarinet player Emily Hardisty. “For me, Texas is home.”