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VAPA Wind Ensemble live/live streaming concert rescheduled to Tuesday, March 9



MONROE, La. – The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts Wind Ensemble concert has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

The concert was originally set for Thursday, Feb. 25. The concert will be live at Brown Auditorium and live streaming on the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts YouTube channel (

The university’s closure the week of Feb. 15-19 during the winter storm led to the decision to reschedule the concert.


“Because of complications due to the winter storm which many are still dealing with, and the university being closed last week, we needed to reschedule the performance to March 9,” said VAPA Director Derle R. Long, Ph.D.

Eventbrite tickets already issued will be honored, and more are available at Eventbrite (search for ULM Wind Ensemble). The tickets are free.

Seating in the auditorium is limited to 75, and a ticket is needed for admission. Masks and social distancing are required.

About the VAPA Wind Ensemble concert

Conductors for the performance are Long and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Sean O’Pry, M.A.

“The performance will feature a tribute to Black History Month and a tribute to the individuals who died on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.,” Long said.

The repertoire includes “Sarabande and Polka” by Malcolm Arnold, “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse, “An American Elegy” by Monroe native Frank Ticheli, “Aquarium” by Johan De Meij, and “Wedding Dance” by Jacques Press.

The performance will conclude with a special edition of John Philip Sousa’s “The White Rose March.”

“A Movement for Rosa” was composed to honor Rosa Parks, a civil rights leader in Montgomery, Ala. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. She is called “the mother of the civil rights movement.”

“An American Elegy” was composed in memory of those killed and to honor the survivors of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

The ULM Wind Ensemble performs “An American Elegy” as a tribute to those who lost their lives in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.