Thank you for
supporting the summer portion of the 2016
South Haven Performance Series. We are pleased that our seventh season
received your enthusiastic response. The attendance was record-setting.
We are now pleased to announce that our Fall concert,
offered free in appreciation for your support, will feature the Western
Michigan University Symphonic Band on Monday, Nov. 21, in beautiful Listiak
Auditorium of South Haven High School. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The University Symphonic Band is
made up of outstanding undergraduate and graduate musicians who embrace the
challenge of performing the finest in wind band literature and transcriptions
in a variety of concert settings. We were pleased to host the WMU Symphonic Band in 2011.
The University Symphonic Band has
gained national and international prominence through performances at national
conventions of the College Band Directors National Association, MENC and the
Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference as well as through concert tours of
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Brazil and China. Last Spring the band performed
by invitation at the College Band Directors National Association North Central
Division Conference at Iowa State University.
The concert will have a special
hometown touch as band director, Dr. Scott Boerma, is a South Haven native
having graduated from South Haven High School when his father, Bob Boerma, was
director of bands. Bob Boerma is a member of the board of directors of the
As part of our commitment to provide performance art education opportunities for local youth, Symphonic Band
members on Monday, Nov. 21, will share their talents with music students in the
South Haven school system.