There won’t be 76 trombones or a big parade, but there will be 10 students and a couple of planned guests performing at Louisiana Tech’s annual Octubafest.
The third Octubafest will be held Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.
Admission to the concert will be free.
The show features student ensembles including band majors and non-majors playing tuba, euphonium (baritone) and trombone. Octubafest will cover music from the Renaissance period to modern-day pieces, including a world premiere of a song written by assistant professor of music Joe L. Alexander.
Alexander created Tech’s Low Brass Ensemble in the fall of 2001.
The players will play musical selections written by Byrd (Baroque), Josquin DesPrez (Renaissance), Monteverdi (Baroque), Haydn (Classical), Hindemith (20th Century) and Bach (Baroque), along with an arrangement of the traditional standard Amazing Grace and the premiere of Alexander’s unnamed new piece.
“We have a couple of guest players we expect to add to the lineup, too,” Alexander said. “We’re looking forward to the third version of our Octubafest.”
For more information, call (318) 257-4200.
By T. Scott Boatright, News Bureau Writer
Written by Judith Roberts