Tag Archives: Robert Grechesky

Upcoming concert could cause space issue at the Schrott Center

WRITTEN BY EMILY WILLIAMS, STAFF REPORTER A combined concert means a combined audience of various Butler University School of Music supporters. A combined concert in the Schrott Center means that there is a real possibility of more people wanting to hear the concert than seats available in the Schrott Center, Robert Grechesky, director of the

Shaken, not disturbed

WRITTEN BY JACLYN MCCONNELL, PHOTOGRAPHER It’s a good thing James Bond is with the Butler University Marching Band this year. The band is rolling out a Bond-themed halftime show this academic year while battling through a number of troubles in order to have a successful show. Besides making an appearance in their show, the marching

Butler Wind Ensemble to premiere two pieces

The Butler University Wind Ensemble will premiere two new pieces by faculty composers Frank Felice and Michael Schelle in the Schrott Center next Thursday. Both pieces challenge the traditional meaning of a revolution by society’s standards. Led by band director Robert Grechesky, the concert is part of the two-week Butler ArtsFest. Felice’s piece, “Revolution Calling,”

Meet the Colonel from Capital City

In December, the School of Music announced that its next director of bands would be Col. Michael J. Colburn of the United States Marine Band. He will begin serving upon the retirement of the current director, Robert Grechesky, after the spring 2014 semester. This week The Butler Collegian spoke with Colburn over the phone from his

Director of US Marine Band to join music faculty in 2014

The next director of bands at Butler University will be Colonel Michael J. Colburn, currently the director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Administrators and faculty in the school of music announced the decision to members of the wind ensemble late last semester, but Colburn asked that no official announcements be made until

Wind Ensemble show proves to be a success

Lights dimming in Clowes Memorial Hall signify the beginning of a gripping musical performance. On Oct. 21, the Butler University Wind Ensemble delivered a moving concert filled with colorful pieces vastly different in nature, reminding the audience why music is such a beautiful art form. The program began with a composition called “Catstravaganza,” written by