University Wind EnsembleThe University Wind Ensemble presents its spring concert Friday, April 5, at the Capitol Theatre.

Concert to display student talents

The University Wind Ensemble will present a varied program during its spring concert on Friday, April 5, featuring a fanfare, an audience-pleasing march, George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” a percussion-filled “Shivaree,” and several creatively-titled pieces including “Cry of the Last Unicorn,” “Arabesque,” and “The Great Steamboat Race.”

The ensemble is made up of 39 student musicians from across the University playing woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments under the direction of three-time UWindsor grad Mike Seguin (BMus 1983, B.Ed 1984, M.Ed 1997). He has been a sessional instructor for the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Graduate Studies, and music director of the Windsor Optimist Youth Band since 1982.

Alexandra Baic, a fourth-year student in the music and education program, is the ensemble’s student assistant conductor. She has been a part of Wind Ensemble for two years and is currently saxophone section leader. Baic is also a member of the University Jazz Ensemble and is president of the Lancer Band. Leading this group, Baic discovered her love for conducting, prompting her to further explore this passion through a directed study.

Friday’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre’s Pentastar, 121 University Ave. West. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, available on the Capitol Theatre website and at the door.

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