School of the Arts

Wind Ensemble Performs April 26

IUSB Wind Ensemble musicians performIUSB Wind Ensemble musicians perform

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend presents the IU South Bend Wind Ensemble at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 26.  The IU South Bend Wind Ensemble, directed by Patricia Childress, will perform in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall.

The IU South Bend Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of selections.  Their program will include John Paynter Rollo’s arrangement of “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcom Arnold, and “Takes a Walk” by David Maslanka.  The concert will continue with Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite” and Caesar Giovannini’s “Visions.”  Concluding the concert are “Three Sketches for Winds” by Clare Grundman and “The Directorate” by John Philip Sousa.  

Patricia Childress has been on the faculty at IU South Bend since 2009.  Previously she served as assistant professor of music at the California State University in Bakersfield where she was the director of instrumental studies and professor of music education.  At CSUB she conducted the University Symphonic Band, the Community Concert Band, University String Orchestra, and numerous chamber ensembles.  Prior to that Childress held positions at the University of Toledo, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Rutgers University, and University of Missouri-Rolla.    As an active guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician, Childress has presented instrumental performances and lectures for numerous universities and organizations.  She was a featured Guest All State Honor Band conductor at the California Band Directors Association State Convention in 2008.  Childress holds degrees from Michigan State University (D.M.A.), Western Michigan University (M.M.E.), and Arizona State University (B.M.E.). 

Tickets for the IU South Bend Wind Ensemble are available for $5-$9 through the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Box Office.  Tickets for students and children are free of charge.  For more information visit or call the Box Office at 574.520.4203.

IU South Bend Wind Ensemble
7:30 pm Tuesday, April 26
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1855 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615
Tickets $5-$9 and free to students/children