The Hope College Wind Ensemble will preview its forthcoming spring tour program with a concert on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The Wind Ensemble will be playing selections from its upcoming tour to Ohio, New York, and Massachusetts.  The ensemble will be playing at a number of high schools and churches along the way.  Pieces on the program include: “Aegean Festival Overture,” by Andreas Makris; “Paris Sketches,” by Martin Ellerby; “Shakata,” by Thomas Wilson; and “Rolling Thunder,” by Henry Fillmore.

The Hope College Wind Ensemble is the premier wind group on the Hope campus, and performs a wide variety of music, from standard works, to cutting-edge, 20th-century works, to chamber pieces.  The Wind Ensemble performs several concerts each semester both on-campus and off-campus, including a Halloween concert and during Musical Showcase at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids.  The Wind Ensemble is directed by Gabe Southard, associate professor of music and director of bands.

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