The concert on Mother’s Day is free and open to the public.
It will feature a mix of standard and contemporary repertoire, including the world premiere of a work by ENMU alumnus Franklin Piland.
ENMU alumnus Van Ragsdale, one of the most well-respected music educators in the United States, will also participate as a guest conductor. He will offer guest lectures and clinics to students and regional band directors.
“The world premiere is titled Hymn, based on the English hymn Glorius Mother. The work was commissioned by the ENMU Symphonic Band and is lovingly dedicated to all mothers.
The music of Vaughan Williams, Ragsdale, Bryant, Arnold, Nelson, Marquez, Sudduth, Bernstein and Teike will also be featured on what promises to be an outstanding student showcase,” said Dustin Seifert, ENMU Wind and Symphonic Bands director.