Cultural Event: Fall Symphony Band Concert

Director Richard Scott Cohen and the FSU Symphony Band will be hosting their Fall Concert on Thursday, November 10th at 8pm in Williams Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

About the Concert: 

This concert is a fun mix of very contrasting genres, including film music from Westerns, a world famous circus march, a beautiful lullaby, electronica, a Spanish style march, music on the style of Mozart, and a collection of brand new pieces composed this past summer by Michael Boo based on Ferris’ Fight Song and Alma Mater song! Euphonium soloist T. Patrick Billig will be showcased on “Ferris Waltz.”

Concert Selections: 

  • Air for Band by Frank Erickson
  • Americans We by Henry Fillmore
  • Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith
  • The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken
  • Prelude and Fugue in G Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Rollo Takes a Walk by David Maslanka

About the Band: 

The FSU Symphony Band is sponsored by Ferris State University as part of its Music for Life! initiative. The FSU Symphony Band presents a series of varied and diverse concerts throughout the year. It is comprised of primarily of Ferris State University students, with potential participation by community members and talented musicians from local high school programs. Ferris students can earn credit and scholarships for their participation in the FSU Symphony Band by enrolling in Music 160. Community members and qualified high school students recommended by their directors may participate free of charge. The band rehearses every Wednesday evening throughout the school year. Every summer, the band presents an outdoor concert series on Wednesday evenings as the FSU Community Summer Band, which holds rehearsals on Monday evenings in the Music Center on FSU’s main campus. We encourage and invite all experienced players of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments to join the band.

For more information about the concert or the band, please contact Scott Cohen at 231-591-2484 or at