Mercer Wind Ensemble to Give Free Concert This Friday



– The Mercer Wind Ensemble of Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Mount de Sales Academy’s Zuver Performing Arts Center, 851 Orange Street, Macon. Dr. Douglas Hill, professor of music and Director of Instrumental Ensembles at Mercer, will be conducting.

The program includes the following musical works: Duke of Marlborough by Percy Grainger, Celtic Hymns and Dances by Eric Ewazen, Synergy by Thomas P. Rohrer, French Impressions by Guy Woolfenden, Nocturne by Erik Peeters and First Suite for Band by Alfred Reed.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patty Crocker at (478) 301-2748 or

Mercer is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Mercer’s Townsend School of Music and the Townsend-McAfee Institute Graduate Studies in Church Music offer undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The School is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles and state-of-the-art facilities and is home to the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit

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