The Hope College Wind Ensemble will preview its forthcoming spring tour program with a concert on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Wind Ensemble will be playing sections from its upcoming tour throughout Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. The ensemble will be playing eight concerts over the course of six days. Pieces on the program include: “First Suite in Eb,” by Gustav Holst; “Arcana,” by Kevin Houben; “Benediction,” by John Stevens; “Old Wine in New Bottles,” by Gordon Jacob; and “Toccata Marziale,” by Vaughan Williams.

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. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Gabe Southard, associate professor of music.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.