Colorado State Wind Ensemble High School Invitational Featuring Rocky Mountain High School on March 21

The Colorado State University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of J. Steven Moore and joined by the Rocky Mountain High School Winds, presents the annual Colorado State High School Invitational Concert on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins.

Each year since it began in 2004, one local high school is invited to join the Wind Ensemble High School Invitational Concert. The concert was established as a community outreach component through Colorado State’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. The performance includes an array of marches, folk tunes, dances and pieces in the choral, contemporary and American popular song tradition, all showcasing the talents of the high school students, college students and conductors.

"The purpose is to build relationships and musically collaborate with local and regional high school students and music educators," Moore said. "The invitational provides high school students the opportunity to get on campus and perform in our nationally renowned concert hall – and it gives them a taste of student life at Colorado State."

The Colorado State Wind Ensemble concludes with a diverse collection of pieces conducted by Aimee Booth, graduate conductor; Chad R. Nicholson, Colorado State associate conductor of bands; and John G. Hermanson, graduate conductor.

Tickets are $5 for CSU students and $8 for the general public, plus a small campus box office service charge. Tickets can be purchased by calling 970-491-4TIX or at Visa and MasterCard accepted. Performances are popular, and advance purchase is highly recommended.


About the School of the Arts

The School of the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of art, dance, music and theater are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society. For more information, visit the Web at or contact the Department of Music at (970) 491-5529. Upcoming event and performance information also is available at the Web site.