Fall concert features Jazz, Brass and Wind Ensembles


The Illinois College Department of Music will present the Instrumental Ensembles Fall Concert featuring the Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Wind Ensemble on Friday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

Performances include “Song for my Father” by Horace Silver, “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock, “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughn Williams and excerpts from “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky.

The Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble are directed by Christian Secrist, and Brett Burchard will be the director for the Brass Ensemble. During the Wind Ensemble portion of the evening, Milton Allen will be a guest conductor for “They Led my Lord Away” and “Overture in Bb.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Secrist at

About Milton Allen: He is a popular conductor, clinician, speaker, author and tireless advocate on behalf of music education. A 26-year veteran of the rehearsal room, including 17 years in the public school, his musical mission now takes him beyond the traditional rehearsal room to assuming the role of “music guerilla,” furthering music, artistry and education through whatever avenues available. Allen’s rare perspective encompasses teaching positions in rural/suburban, large/small and public/parochial environments. He has successfully taught beginning band in a boiler room through the collegiate level, including his final teaching position as associate director of bands/visiting associate professor of music at The Ohio State University. Yet always, from British Columbia to Glasgow, Scotland and at conferences including the Midwest Clinic, MENC regional and national conventions, and BASBWE International Wind Festivals, Allen’s humor, passion and experience combine to illuminate the possibilities of both music education and the live art of performance.


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