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BYU’s auditioned wind bands come together again for their annual concert on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 

“The selections vary from British band classics, to newer works for the concert band,” said Don Peterson, Director of Bands. “This year’s program is particularly diverse with everything from instrument sections on stage, a choral transcription, and even Christmas favorites in minor keys.”

Christmas numbers such as “A Christmas Festival,” “Russian Christmas Music” and “Cathedral” are on the list. A couple of surprises will be added to these songs as well.

"Both bands combine on stage for the finale with a total of 130 instrumentalists," Peterson said. "The final section is augmented even further by the brass section of the BYU Philharmonic to create an unforgettable surround sound experience."

Don Peterson conducts the BYU Wind Symphony, and School of Music Director Kirt Saville leads the BYU Symphonic Band. Andrew Crane, director of BYU Singers, will also make a guest appearance.

Tickets are $10 to the public and $6 for students.

Writer: Jeff Dodenbier