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Articles by Ella Harpstead

Concert Band 101: An introduction to wind ensembles Article

The concert band is an ensemble that goes by many names: wind ensemble, wind symphony, wind band, wind orchestra, symphonic band — or just plain "band." But what exactly is a concert band?

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10 band composers you should know -- besides Sousa Article

Concert band is a large part of classical music, yet many composers don't get the recognition they deserve for contributing to the genre. Here are 10 band composers you should know -- besides the March King, John Philip Sousa.

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Water Month Concerts 2019 Article

Celebrate Water Month with concerts near the water this July! Classical MPR and The Current have teamed up with the Water Main to create a calendar of over 150 outdoor concerts this summer in Minnesota. From jazz to rock to classical, let us be your guide to finding great live music this summer.

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