The Symphonic Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 4 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.


The concert will take place at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St. Admission is by Season 36 season ticket, or individual tickets are $6.


Under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, director of bands and associate professor of low brass, the band will perform works by Eric Whitacre, Vincent Persichetti, John Phillip Sousa, and Pavel Tschesnokoff.


Students performing in the concert are:


Alma: Kyle Scott.


Charleston: Austin Barbee


Fort Smith: Johnny Andrews, Justin Ball, Alyshia Cook, Will Davis, Chase Garner, Aaron James, Christian Jones, Christopher Jones, Kaitlin Jones, Katie Jones, Karla Juarez, Charles Melby, Zabdiel Montes, Miranda Pham, Kevin Phommaha, Minne Phoumivong, Caitlin Tusing and Christian Tusing.


Gentry: Justin Hazard and John Lopez.


Greenwood: Dakota Archer, Dakota Bloomfield, Bryce Langley, Wesley Rylee, Emily Smith, Kayla VanPelt and Holleigh Willis.


Mansfield: Cody Crowe and Alexandria Watson.


Pine Bluff: Gillian Johnson.


Pocola, Okla.: James Eaton.


Poteau, Okla.: William Newby.


Quinton, Okla.: Jimmy Gee.


Rogers: Brandi Cappello.


Stigler, Okla.: Caleb Drewry.


Van Buren: Beth Duquette and Jensen Smith.


Winslow: Liam Johnson.


The concert is part of Season of Entertainment 36, a year-long lineup of entertainment sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith featuring a variety of plays, musicals and symphonic performances. For tickets, contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.


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Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 10, 2017
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