FSU Winter Band and Orchestra Concert

Ferris State University

in conjunction with the

2019 Festival of the Arts

Presents its annual

Winter Band & Orchestra Concert

A Children’s Concert:

Music for Kids of all Ages 

4:00 p.m.  •  Sunday, February 24  •  Free Admission

G. Mennen Williams Auditorium @ Ferris State University


The FSU Symphony Band

The FSU West Central Concert Band

The FSU West Central Chamber Orchestra

Dr. Richard Scott Cohen & Dr. Dale E. Skornia, Conductors

with featured guest…

Radio Celebrity John Clare, guest announcer, narrator & conductor

Morning Host, Symphony Hall, SiriusXM Radio, Channel 76

Music Director, WBAA Classical Radio 101.3 FM, West Lafayette, IN


Come join the Ferris Concert Bands and Orchestra for their annual Winter Concert in celebration of Big Rapid’s renowned Festival of the Arts.  This year’s concert features music that’s sure to delight the inner child in all of us.  From cartoon music to classical hits, from the symphonic stage to the Silver Screen, from Harry Potter to Henry Mancini, and from marches on the street to operas on high, this concert is a veritable microcosm of popular melodies from all ages, “for kids of all ages,” with more than 60 recognizable tunes to hum along with!

Besides our Symphony of Toys (really, toys!), our main event will be the full (and fun!) production of “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring national radio celebrity, John Clare.

Come early to Williams Auditorium for great parking, a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” (starting at 2:00), and entertainment in the lobby byBee Bee Clown, before and after the concert.


Peter and the Wolf:  featuring John Clare, narrator

Instant Concert (featuring 30 musical snippets!)

Music from the Opera, Hansel and Gretel

Young Person’s Guide to John Williams

Shrek Dance Party (with 7 favorites)

Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”

Pop Culture (9 more hits)

Beethoven in Blue Jeans

A Symphony of “Toys”

Kindergarten March


Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this program must contact

(231) 591-3676 or williams_auditorium@ferris.edu

at least 72 hours in advance of event.


For additional information about this concert, please contact:

The Ferris State University Music Center

(231) 591-2501