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The Heisey Wind Ensemble

April 20, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ohio State / COTC Newark Campus
Reese Center

The Heisey Wind Ensemble will present a concert titled “Band Classics” on Saturday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will be held at the John W. Alford Performing Arts Hall in the John Gilbert Reese Center on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.  


Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Music Director and Principal Conductor, has selected a program of pieces of all levels of difficulty that have proven to be significant contributions to wind band repertoire.  The theme for this concert is Band Classics and will include the following selections:  The Footlifter by Henry Fillmore, Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Of Sailors and Whales by W. Francis McBeth, Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Salvation Is Created by Pavel Tschesnokoff, English Suite by Claire Grundman and Midway March by John Williams.


The Heisey Wind Ensemble performed on February 3rd for the 2024 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Columbus.  Dr. Mikkelson and the HWE received a standing ovation from the crowd for their performance.  


The HWE, formed in 1985, has been recognized as one of Ohio’s finest adult concert bands.  Membership is by audition only and includes outstanding musicians from Licking, Franklin, Fairfield, Guernsey, Delaware, Coshocton, Knox, and Muskingum counties.  The band has been selected to perform at conventions of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA).


The remaining concerts this season are all at the Reese Center on the Newark Campus of OSU and COTC, and start at 7:30 PM.  Those dates are Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Saturday, May 18, 2024.


Tickets for HWE concerts are available only at the door.  Adults are $15, seniors (60+) are $10 and students are $5.  Additional information can be found at the band’s web site at

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