St. Louis Wind Symphony to perform in Hermann June 22
By staff writer
The St. Louis Wind Symphony will offer a concert of American traditional and symphonic music at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater in Hermann on Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m.
In the event of rain, the performance will be in the high school auditorium. The group’s appearance is sponsored by the Hermann Arts Council.
The Saint Louis Wind Symphony was founded in 1998 as a means by which music educators in the St. Louis area could continue their careers as performers as well as teachers. In the years since then it has grown an enthusiastic audience with concert series at the the Saint Louis Art Museum and at Missouri Baptist University as well as summer concerts in the park, holiday concerts, and appearances at many high schools, middle schools, and other institutions throughout the region. As a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, it has also devoted itself to involving student musicians in its performances.
Under the direction of founder Dan Presgrave, a member of the Washington University faculty, the group has built an enviable reputation not only for musicianship, but for its civic activities. Assistant Director Thomas Poshak, for many years, was the band director and music coordinator for the Kirkwood School District.