About the Band
The Moraine Symphonic Band strives to build community through musical performance. We explore a variety of different genres; from standard concert repertoire to 21st century music, jazz, pop-rock, to world and folk. Members have the opportunity to work with musicians of various skills and have an experience that will enable members to continue playing their instruments in an orchestral setting. A responsibility of the band is to be a face of the music program and represent the school in a positive way. The Moraine Band provides another outlet for musicians to express their musicality whether they are coming from high school, college, professional ranks or the community.
The Moraine Symphonic Band is under the direction of Ryan Meisel.
Meisel has a bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's of Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University.He is currently in his ninth year as general music and band teacher in the Erin k-8 district in Hartford. A lover of all styles of music, Ryan performs on saxophone with his jazz quintet, the Meisel Music Collective. He has a passion for teaching students of all ages and focuses his ensembles around students' strengths and interests.
Members of the Moraine Symphonic Band include:
- UW-Washington County students (UW-WC students can take MUS 071 and earn 1-2 credits as MSB members.)
- High School students
- You! If you enjoy playing a musical instrument and performing quality music, you'll fit right in.
Rehearsals for the fall 2015 semester are on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9:00pm.
Rehearsals dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24,
Dec. 1st (Dress Rehearsal on Stage), Dec. 5th Holiday Concert 3:00.
Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3pm in the UW-WC theatre.
View Holiday concert video
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