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MC Symphonic Winds Set for Concert Tour


Symphonic Winds

The Mississippi College Symphonic Winds launches a two-day concert tour at Clinton High on November 16 before hitting the road to performances in Southaven and Hernando.

All four performances will be free and open to the public.

First up is Thursday’s performance at Clinton High at 8:30 a.m., just a few miles from the university campus. The MC student musicians quickly pack their instruments and drive for three hours to a 2:15 p.m. concert that Thursday afternoon at Southaven High near Memphis.

Music professor Craig Young conducts the talented group of more than 50 musicians. The MC Symphonic Winds wrap up the series on Friday November 17. They will perform at Northpointe Christian School in Southaven and at Hernando High at 1:15 p.m.

Their concert series include selections such as “Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn,” by Norman Dello Joio and “Irish Tune from Country Derry,” by Percy Aldridge Grainger. Other selections are “Snakes,” by Thomas Duffy and “Kirkpatrick Fanfare,” by Andrew Boysen.

Mississippi College students, faculty, staff and the metro Jackson community are invited to hear the Symphonic Winds in a free concert at Swor Auditorium on the Clinton campus. It is set for November 20 at 7:30 p.m. that Monday evening.

With more than 50 members, the Symphonic Winds includes several musicians from Clinton. They are: trumpet player Jack Bailey and his sister, Grace Bailey, a clarinet player. Both are Clinton High graduates. Other Clintonians are Chandler Noel and Robert Mason. The North Mississippi concerts will be a homecoming of sorts for musician Jordan Burns. She’s a resident of Southaven.

For more information, contact the Music Department’s Dottie Serio at 601-925-3440 or Serio@mc.edu