The Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The program will include the "Symphony for Band," by Vincent Persichetti; "Ave Verum Corpus," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; "Little Threepenny Music," by Kurt Weill; and "Finish Line," by Cindy McTee.

The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Gabe Southard of the Hope College music faculty. An assistant professor of music and member of the faculty since 2007, Southard completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University. Prior to his residence at MSU, he served as wind symphony conductor and flute studio teacher at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he also taught orchestration, music appreciation and advanced conducting.  While living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Southard served as conductor of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble from 1999 to 2002.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.