Symphonic Band plans Washington tour

November 1, 2017
US Capitol at night

The musicians of The Ohio State University Symphonic Band will participate in a seven-day tour following completion of spring semester exams, May 2–8, 2018.

Nearly 18 months of planning has resulted in an enriching set of performances, engagements and interactions in Pittsburgh, PA and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. The musical centerpiece of the tour is a shared performance with the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in the beautiful Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, VA. We believe that performance will mark the first such interaction between a Washington, D.C. Military Band and a concert band from Ohio State.

The Symphonic Band is honored to also share performances with the Norwin High School Wind Ensemble (Tim Daniels, conductor), the George Mason University Wind Symphony (Mark Camphouse, conductor) and the Virginia Grand Military Band (Loras Schissel, conductor). Residencies with high school students at Norwin High School and Annandale High School (Joseph Witkowski, conductor) are also scheduled during the tour.

Lincoln MemorialIn addition to musical performance, students will take part in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a guided tour of the United States Capitol, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress and a host of other historical and cultural experiences.

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Symphonic Band Tour Concert Information

Questions about the tour? Email Michael Weintraub, tour director

Wednesday, May 2Norwin High School
251 McMahon Drive, North Huntingdon, PA, 15642

Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

A shared concert between Norwin High School and Ohio State Symphonic Band

Free Admission – donations gratefully accepted and will benefit Norwin Band Program
Free Parking – in the main lot in front of the high school
Directions – once on campus, follow signs for High School and Auditorium. The Auditorium is located inside Door # 6.


Thursday, May 3 • Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22311

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

A shared concert between The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Ohio State Symphonic Band

Free Admission • Ticket is required
Free Parking – at the venue
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Friday, May 4 • George Mason Univerisity Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Concert begins at 8 p.m. • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

A shared concert between the George Mason Wind Symphony and Ohio State Symphonic Band

NOTE that the concert is FREE to all students.

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Sunday, May 6 • Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22311

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

A shared concert between the Virginia Grand Military Band and Ohio State Symphonic Band

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Venue informationRachel M. Schlesinger Center