Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony

The Richland Wind Symphony is Richland’s concert band that performs contemporary, standard, and unique wind band works of many styles from different eras. Focused on developing ensemble sound and artistic repertoire, the Richland Wind Symphony performs over 20 works a year throughout its performance season, many of which are new or recently published. Conducted by Derrick Logozzo, Dept. Chair and Director of Instrumental Music, the ensemble performs various evening and day time concerts as part of the Richland Performance Calendar. Placement auditions occur throughout the year to all qualified woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. Scholarships are available. Members include mainly music majors and minors, and also participants with a background in concert band performing. Additional sectional rehearsals outside of class time occur on an as-needed basis. College-owned instruments and instrument lockers are available for student use as needed.

Many guest clinicians, soloists, and conductors from various music fields visit and perform regularly with the Wind Symphony. Past artists include:

  • Sean O’Loughlin, Film score composer, Hollywood Bowl Pops Conductor
  • Eugene Corporon, Director of Wind Studies, University of North Texas
  • Michael Hayes, Trombonist, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Brian Merrill, retired Director of Music Education, Southern Methodist University
  • Rob Myers, Director Instrumental Music, Arlington ISD
  • Dr. Jeremy Earnhart, Executive Director, Music for All
  • Boriana Savova, Pianist, Richland College Music Faculty
  • Dr. Douglas Stoddard, Director of Bands, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Bill Watson, retired Director of Fine Arts, Lewisville ISD
  • Bobby Francis, Director of Bands, Texas Christian University
  • Philip Clements, Director of Bands, Texas A & M University, Commerce

The Wind Symphony performs a variety of repertoire including new Wind Orchestra works, world music selections, Classical and Operatic transcriptions, traditional marches, and patriotic tributes.

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