SCF and Manatee High School Present Instrumental Concert

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb .8 , 2010) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and Manatee High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

SCF Orchestra, conducted by Robyn Wilkes, director of instrumental studies, will perform traditional and classical pieces including “Sinfonia IX” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius and “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicoli Rimsky-Korsakov.

SCF Wind Ensemble will perform contemporary and rhythmic pieces including “Tiger Tail March” by Julie Giroux, “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty, and “Vesuvius” by Frank Ticheli. A sacred arrangement of “Crown Him With Many Crowns” by James Swearingen will be accompanied by the organ.

Directed by James Bruce, the Manatee High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform in preparation for the Florida Music Educators Association District 11 Music Performance Assessment in early March. Selections include “Torch of Liberty March” by Karl King, “Sonatina” by Frank Erickson, “Three Czech Folk Songs” by Johnnie Vinson, “Men of Ohio March” by Henry Fillmore, “The Immovable Do” by Percy Grainger, and “Overture On a Southern Hymn” by Robert Palmer.

General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF staff. For more information, call the Neel Performing Arts Box Office at 941-752-5252 or the music department at 941-752-5351. Maps and directions are online at

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