Carl Holmquist
composer
NEWS!

Play! to be performed at Music For All National Concert Band Festival!
The Birdville High School Wind Ensemble (TX), under the direction of Mike Cheripka, will be performing Play! at the Music For All National Concert Band Festival.  See details on the Performance Calendar page!

UWEC Symphony Band to perform From the Banks to the Blue Ridge on tour!
Dr. Phillip Ostrander and the UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band will be visiting a number of schools in the western Wisconsin and Twin Cities area between March 9-11!

Arlington (VA) Honor Band to perform RISE

The Arlington County Jr. Honors Band, under the direction of Brian Fisher, will be performing RISE on their upcoming concert on March 15!  Details on the Performance Calendar page.

Emeritus
The Minnesota Symphonic Winds and Dr. Timothy Mahr for presenting an encore performance of Emeritus on Sunday, November 1 at 3:00pm at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School!

Commonwealth
Come see the band, orchestra and choir of Carl Sandburg Middle School (Alexandria, VA) perform this new work, commissioned in honor of the school's 30th anniversary!  Tuesday, October 27, 7:00pm.

Commissioned work for Blake School

I am super thrilled to have an opportunity to write a work for my dear friend Sara Lukkasson's 5th grade choir at the Blake School (Twin Cities area).  Premiere set for January 29, 2016, so I have a feeling it might have something to do with cold weather...

York College to perform New Orleans Symphony
Major thanks to Dr. Jam
es Colonna and the York College Wind Symphony for programming my New Orleans Symphony.  Concert is on Nov. 8 - more details on the calendar page!

From the Banks...
The Westchester County (NY) Area All-State Band, under the direction of Patrick Burns, will be performing From the Banks to the Blue Ridge on Thursday, November 5th at 8:00pm on the campus of SUNY Purchase!  

Hear Play!
at AMEA 
The Grissom High School Symphonic Band II, conducted by Theo Vernon, will be performing
Play! at the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference!  January 21, 2016 at 1:15pm at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center!

Play! featured in Teaching Music... Vol. 8

Go get yourself a copy of Volume 8 of Teaching Music through Performance in Band (GIA Publications).  Play! is featured in this volume!
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