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Wind Ensemble Featured in Teaching Music

The October edition of Teaching Music, which is published by the National Association for Music Education, prominently features a photograph of Washington and Lee’s 65-piece University Wind Ensemble, and the backdrop is definitely not the Colonnade. The photo was taken last spring when the group toured and performed in Egypt.  According to Barry Kolman, associate professor of music and music director and conductor of the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra and the University Wind Ensemble, this marks the first time an nstrumental ensemble from W&L was featured in a national music magazine. Barry is quoted extensively in the accompanying article (sorry, it’s not on line), “Finding Your Musical Oasis,” which describes the way he and other music directors search for music that is appropriate for their groups. You can listen to some audio clips of the Ensemble, including its version of the swing, on its Web page here.