Monday, April 23, 2012


I want to extend my most heartfelt appreciation to everyone who performed with the GMU Symphonic Band Sunday. Your progress throughout the year has been astounding and speaks volumes as to your dedication, commitment and passion for music-making. Special thanks again to Adam Hilkert and Lisette Armstrong for your inspiration. May everyone have a successful end to this semester and an enjoyable summer.

Dr. Wuttke

Monday, April 16, 2012

Concert Announcements

SPRING CONCERT is Sunday, April 22nd.

Report Time is:
1:00 PM Percussion set-up
1:30 pm on stage in the concert hall – run-through program.
2:45 pm BREAK
4:00 pm Concert begins with Wind Symphony

Make sure you have your concert uniform (concert BLACK).

For Students Enrolled for Credit:
Check course syllabus (posted on Blackboard) for grading and attendance policy.
REMINDER: You can check grades online at (e-mail me at if you still need your login code).
Last day to file grade appeal or provide documentation to the instructor will be Monday, 5/4 at 5:00 pm. No grade changes will occur after that date unless due to an error in CALCULATION on my part.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Concert Countdown

Two rehearsals to go as we prepare for our final concert of the year. Agendas will be distributed at the beginning of rehearsal that will detail exactly what we will be focusing during these final rehearsals. Comp ticket requests for performers will be handled during class on Monday, April 19th. Be sure to check the rehearsal schedule for further information.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rehearsal on 3/19

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break. But now down to business. First, there is a new seating plan for both rehearsals and the concert. Be sure to get a copy on your way in to rehearsal and find your new seat (if you have been moved). There will also be a part reassignment for flutes on the Woodward piece You Were There. Finally, we have five regularly scheduled rehearsals left before our concert on 4/22. Tonight's rehearsal will feature:

Country Gardens, Grainger
Scenes from the Louvre, Dello Joio
Fandango, Werle
Suite for Military Band No. 2, Holst
You Were There, Woodward

Following a short break we will sightread the following selections:

Ride, Hazo
Corcoran Cadets, Sousa

Monday, February 27, 2012

Schedule for 2/27

Our rehearsal this evening will be structured as follows:


Second Suite movements 2 & 3 by Holst
Scenes from the Louvre by Dello Joio
Fandango by Werle
[Short Break]
You Were There (mm 83-end) by Woodward

So far it seems as if we will be programing these works for our concert on 4/22. It is probable that Mr. Hilkert will conducting one more selection in addition to Scenes from the Louvre.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Schedule for 2/20

Tonight's rehearsal will be organized as follows:

Scenes from the Louvre by Dello Joio
Second Suite for Military Band, movements 2 and 3 by Holst
Short Break
Lux Arumque by Whitacre
English Folk Song Suite by Vaughn Williams
Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite no. 2 by Shostakovich

Monday, February 13, 2012

Schedule for 2/13

The order of music for this evening's rehearsal will be as follows:

Fandango, Perkins arr. Werle
Scenes from the Louvre, Dello Joio
Second Suite in F (mvmnt. 4), Holst

We will read Concord by Clare Grundman following a short break. We are still working on assigning chamber groups so please be patient in that regard. Thank you and see you this evening!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Schedule for 2/6

I hope everyone enjoyed the Giants win against the Patriots last evening. I know Professor Kilkenny was happy, Professor Camphouse not quite as much. Anyhow, our rehearsal this evening will feature the following works:

Second Suite for Military Band (movement I) by Gustav Holst
You Were There by James Woodward
Scenes from the Louvre by Norman Dello Joio
Fandango by Frank Perkins

We expect to announce chamber ensemble assignments next week.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome Back

Spring is typically thought of as a time of renewal and that is certainly case for what we have planed for the Symphonic Band this semester. Please note that ensemble seating placements will be held Monday and Tuesday, January 23rd & 24th. If you have not already done so, you can sign-up for a time here:

Our first rehearsal will be Monday, January 30th in deLaski Hall (from 7:20-10:00 pm). In addition to syllabus discussion, folder distribution and schedule announcements, we will be reading music - some familiar and some new. Look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, do not hesitate to e-mail Dr. Wuttke or Mr. Hilkert with your questions and concerns.