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U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet to Perform at Penn State

by on March 16, 2017 5:00 AM

The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet will perform a guest recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in 110 Music Building I on Penn State's University Park campus. Admission is free.

Founded in 1996, the quintet is one of the Army’s premiere chamber ensembles. An element of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the quintet is frequently called upon in support of high-level military and civilian events at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other locations around Washington, D.C.

With numerous performances at colleges and universities, as well as elementary and secondary schools, the U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet has established itself as a strong proponent of educational outreach. The quintet is also a much sought-after group for community concerts. From the recital halls of the country’s finest music schools and conservatories to local retirement communities, the U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet entertains, educates and inspires.

Members of the ensemble are Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Aughtry (Gaffney, South Carolina), flute; Staff Sgt. Meredeth Rouse (Boston, Massachusetts), oboe; Staff Sgt. Aaron D. Scott (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), clarinet; Master Sgt. Max Wharton (Grafton, Ohio), bassoon; and Staff Sgt. Aaron K. Cockson (Foley, Alabama), horn.

Program to be selected from:

Umoja - Valerie Coleman

Serenade für Bläserquintett - Karl Pilss

Det is die Brasilianer Luft, Suite Popular Brasileira - Júlio Medaglia

Sciarada Spagnuola - Jurriaan Andriessen

Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser, Op. 24, No. 2 - Paul Hindemith

Quodlibet - Arne Running

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

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