Wind ensemble perfoms Folk Festival


On February 21, 2016, the Schrott Center for the Arts hosted the Butler University Wind Ensemble in their performance of “Folk Festival.” On a weekend when the weather was beautiful, the Wind Ensemble brought a full house to their performance.

Directed by Michael Colburn, the Butler University Wind Ensemble’s “Folk Festival” was a collection of pieces, from suites to concertos-all embodying a type of folk style.

The concert included the following: Shostakovich’s “Folk Festival,” Milhaud’s “Suite Francaise,” Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba,” Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and Grantham’s “Southern Harmony.”

“It was a refreshing take on folk music and vigorously exciting,” sophomore Aaron Burns said.


Butler University Wind Ensemble presents “Folk Festival” on February 21, 2016 at the Schrott Center for the Arts.

The individual pieces were unique in and of themselves, but together culminated into a concert that was a single entity enjoyed by many.