The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Symphonic Band -- made up of 49 UAFS students -- will present an evening of classic symphonic works on April 17, according to Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, director of bands at UAFS.
The 7:30 p.m. event at the Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center is part of UAFS’s Season of Entertainment 33.
“This concert highlights ‘new music’ composers from the 20th and 21st centuries, like Leonard Bernstein and Frank Tichelli,” said Zacharella.
Zacharella, a New Jersey native who moved to Fort Smith in 2007, is an associate professor of low brass in the Music Department. She has bachelor’s degrees in trombone performance and music education from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford (Conn.) and a master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Michigan’s School of Music. She is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and completed a doctorate in trombone performance with minors in music education, conducting and jazz studies.
Symphonic Band members include:
Alma: Greg Bowles, Kyle Scott, Trevor Stewart.
Booneville: Kyle Jones.
Charleston: Meagan Crosby, Joyce Lee.
Conway: Mykala Parker.
Fort Smith: Justin Ball, Spencer Barker, Jenapher Burnett, Brandon Cook, Will Davis, Cullen Elkins, David Goswick, Dalton Graves, Christopher Ha, Ben Hines, Kaitlin Jones, Logan Long, Emily McClure, D.J. McRoberts, Larry Nguyen, Lindsey Steele, Tiffany Tucker, Jacob Webb.
Gentry: John Lopez.
Greenwood: Luke Alexander, Andrew Gardner, Jered May, Shanice McFerran, Andrew Morgan, Sarah Summers, Holleigh Willis.
Hackett: Matthew Oliver.
Huntsville: Laura Ramirez.
Jenks, Okla.: Sarah Rickman.
Jonesboro: McKendreah Brodie.
Mulberry: Ginger Jones.
Muldrow, Okla.: Zach Brown.
Norman, Okla.: Kimberly Grooms.
Ozark: Scott Gann.
Pocola, Okla.: Laken Emerson.
Roland, Okla.: Courtney Hicks.
Spiro, Okla.: Breanna Carter.
Stigler, Okla.: Ethan Shaw.
Van Buren: Caleb Capps, Justin Dowdy, Jensen Smith, Candis Sunday.
UAFS packages national touring events with UAFS concerts and productions into the Season of Entertainment schedule each year. The Symphonic Band Concert is one of nine UAFS concerts and productions on the Season 33 roster, which also includes five national touring events.
Admission is by Season 33 season ticket, or individual tickets are $6. Tickets are available online at www.uafs.edu or by calling the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.