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Director of Bands And Tunes Activities Celebrates 30 Yrs At Texas A&M With A Unique Live performance

(l-r) Timothy Rhea and David Wilborn

Timothy Rhea and David Wilborn

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Director of Bands and Audio Actions Director Dr. Timothy Rhea will celebrate his 30th calendar year at Texas A&M University with a Texas A&M Wind Symphony Live performance on April 30 at 2 p.m. at Rudder Theater.

The concert will attribute tunes prepared and played by Affiliate Professor and Trombone Soloist David Wilborn alongside with items by Leonard Bernstein, Malcolm Arnold and Percy Grainger. Wilborn performs in Texas A&M’s College of General performance, Visualization and Great Arts. As a clinician and trombone soloist, he has introduced periods and performances at conference venues all over the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe.

Wilborn wrote a piece for the Wind Symphony that premiered at their 2008 Carnegie Corridor overall performance and the group will conduct the piece yet again April 30 featuring Wilborn on trombone.

In addition, the concert will aspect “Pines of Rome,” a tone poem in 4 actions by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.

“It will be an extraordinary musical practical experience,” Rhea explained. “All the songs is obtainable to the viewers. You will likely be singing the melodies extended following the overall performance.”

A Texas native, Rhea grew up in the music packages of Texas general public educational institutions. His time at Texas A&M started in 1993 as associate director of bands.

Throughout his time as conductor, the Wind Symphony has represented Texas A&M in sites these types of as Italy, Germany, Ireland, Austria, The Czech Republic, England and Carnegie Corridor in New York Town. In addition to conducting, Rhea maintains a profitable job as an arranger and composer. He has composed and arranged much more than 300 performs, with far more than 50 publications.

Rhea has been concerned with the Texas Aggie Band since the beginning of his career at A&M and he has served as the director since 2002. Each efficiency by the Texas Aggie Band is cautiously crafted by Rhea as he serves as equally the new music arranger and drill designer for the band.

wind symphony members playing their instruments

During Rhea’s time as conductor, the Wind Symphony has represented Texas A&M in places such as Italy, Germany, Ireland, Austria, The Czech Republic, England and Carnegie Corridor in New York Metropolis.

Texas A&M University Division of Pupil Affairs


For the duration of his profession, he has grown the Department of New music Activities’ live performance band program from a person band to 4 and has mentored a great number of students, all of whom gain from their time in the software. Rhea mentioned doing the job with college students has been the spotlight of his job.

“They’re so passionate about music,” he said. “They have an expectation for excellence that parallels what ever they are doing, and they have a travel to usually do their greatest.”

The Texas A&M Wind Symphony is composed solely of pupils from a wide variety of majors with a enthusiasm for music.

“We are all element of this team because we want to get with each other and participate in music,” stated senior clarinetist Mikayla Hamilton. “We are portion of a fantastic group of authentic, hardworking men and women.”

Tickets for the Wind Symphony live performance on April 30 are readily available as a result of the MSC box workplace. Typical admission is $5.00 and totally free to pupils with a Texas A&M ID.

The live performance will also be livestreamed.

Assistance the Texas A&M Wind Symphony spread the spirit of Aggieland across the world by building an on the internet donation at or contact Senior Director of Growth Reagan Chessher at [email protected] or 979-458-1689.