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SHS Wind Ensemble to Perform at OSU McKnight Center
On March 7, the Stillwater High School Wind Ensemble will take the stage at the OSU McKnight Center for the Performing Arts as part of a shared concert with the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble. This performance marks a continuation of a series of collaborations this year between the SHS Band and OSU’s Music Department.
“We were fortunate to host OSU’s horn studio for a combined horn choir concert at the SHS Performing Arts Center in December,” says Kevin Zamborsky, Director of Bands for Stillwater Public Schools. “Our students had the opportunity to play right alongside the OSU horn players on some combined pieces, as well as performing on our own and hearing the outstanding performance of the OSU horn studio." Zamborsky says it was a great opportunity for SHS students to experience what comes after high school.
In February, OSU’s Pep Band Director Dr. Devan Moore invited the SHS Pep Band to perform at an OSU Basketball Game.
“Dr. Moore was refereeing a Stillwater JV basketball game and stayed for part of the varsity game to hear our band. She was impressed by both the enthusiasm and musicality our band exhibited, so she reached out to me about having our students join the OSU Spirit Band” says Zamborsky. “I’m so glad she approached me with the idea. Our students loved the opportunity to be a part of the excitement of Big 12 Basketball, and it was a great way to help bridge the gap between high school and college band programs.”
“Opportunities like these are among the many benefits to being in Stillwater,” Zamborsky said. “We have tremendous community support for music and music education, and I am so thankful that our students in Stillwater Public Schools have opportunities to listen to and learn from not only the great students and faculty from OSU, but also the guests they bring in to perform at the McKnight Center.”
The OSU Wind Ensemble concert featuring the SHS Wind Ensemble is Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the OSU McKnight Center. Tickets (Adults - $12, Senior Citizens - $10, Students - $7) are available at www.mcknightcenter.org.