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Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony presents spring concert on Armstrong Campus

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony spring concert

Georgia Southern University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will host a spring concert on the Armstrong Campus in the Fine Arts Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is $6. Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Eagle ID.

The Georgia Southern Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony are concert bands with membership limited to 50-55 of the most accomplished woodwind, brass and percussion performers on the Statesboro Campus. The musicians perform repertoire of the highest caliber, representing all musical style periods from the Renaissance through modern day, and featuring works created by composers for the historical and modern wind band.

“We’re looking forward to getting to know the concert-going, wind band loving, public of Savannah and the surrounding area,” said Director of Bands Robert Dunham, DMA. “I am truly privileged to work with these fine, talented and dedicated musicians every week, and to be able to share with them regularly in music making of the highest caliber. They inspire and challenge me. And I learn every bit as much from them as I hope they learn from me.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling 912-344-2801 or by visiting georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets. The Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Box Office is located in Fine Arts Hall and is open weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


United States Navy Band to perform on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus on Feb. 28

United States Navy Band
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy. Musicians from the U.S. Navy Band perform at Constitution Hall during their annual holiday concert performance in Washington, D.C.

The United States Navy Band, the 2019 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, will perform on Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Savannah is one of 20 cities in six states to host a performance during the Navy Band’s 2020 tour, which features the Concert Band, recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world. This year the band is joined by the Navy’s official chorus, the Sea Chanters, and popular music group, the Cruisers. The ensembles expand to include music ranging from the traditional wind band collection to Broadway showstoppers, rhythm and blues, pop and patriotic favorites.

One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involve touring the country where the band’s key performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country. This allows the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family friendly events, providing entertainment for veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy. 

“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, U.S. Navy Band’s commanding officer. “Today, we have sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy’s story here at home.”

Reserve tickets by calling (912) 344-2801, or by contacting armstrongboxoffice@georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Armstrong Campus hosts annual ‘High School Congressional Exhibition’

Congressional Art Competition

Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will host the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. Works in “An Artistic Discovery” will be displayed on the Armstrong Campus in the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition will run on weekdays Feb. 10-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a closing reception on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“The Armstrong Gallery has hosted the ‘High School Congressional’ for many years now and is always an exciting exhibition to put on,” said Raymond Gaddy, gallery director. “The work being produced by these students is always high quality that not only expresses their talent, but also  the strength of the art programs, and the quality of the art teachers in the region as well.”

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art contest, held every year in which each U.S. House representatives recognize gifted high school artists. Winners are eligible to receive a cash award as well as the prestigious U.S. District Congressional Award. In addition, the winning entries from each district will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel that connects the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit https://calendar.georgiasouthern.edu/event/congressional_high_school_exhibition_9036#.Xjl3JhNKhhG.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Student-directed black box show, “Red Herring,” opens on Armstrong Campus Feb. 20

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus’ student-run theatre group, The Masquers, will present, “Red Herring,” their first black box show of the new year. The show will run Feb. 20 through Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Black Box Theatre. 

“Red Herring,” a noir comedy by Michael Hollinger, is set in America in 1952 with silly plot twists that involve three love stories, a murder mystery, a nuclear espionage plot and loads of funny one-liners.

Senior theatre major, Grace Burns, is thrilled to serve as director of the production. 

“Directing is something that I’ve become passionate about, and this experience has taught me so much,” she said. “I’ve learned there are many challenges that you face as a director, and the only way to tackle those challenges is through collaboration. The best part has been working with a great team of people. We have such a talented production team and cast, and it’s been so fun to work with all of them.”

Purchase tickets by calling (912) 344-2801, or visit georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets. The Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Box Office is also open weekdays between noon and 3 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission and discounts are available for military, seniors and children. Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff attend for free.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Armstrong Campus to host ‘National 2D Competition & Exhibition’

National 2D Competition and Exhibition

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is hosting the annual ”National 2D Competition & Exhibition,” featuring artists from across the country on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. The exhibition is on display now through Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Gallery. A reception will be held Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For eight years there have been more than 1,000 works of art that have been submitted to the competition, and each year the juror selects finalists from a growing pool of talented young and mid-career artists throughout the nation. Their work covers a variety of concepts and addresses different issues and technical considerations in art. The show will feature two-dimensional media, including drawing, graphic design, painting, textiles, printmaking and photography. 

This year’s juror is illustrator and Savannah College of Art and Design professor Brian Ralph, whose illustrations have appeared in Wired and the New York Post. His debut graphic novel, Cave-In, was nominated for three Harvey Awards and an Eisner Award, and listed as one of the Comics Journal‘s “five best comics of 1999.” His third graphic novel, Daybreak, was recently adapted into a Netflix original series.

“This year’s juror chose a tight-knit array of 19 artworks created by 14 artists from all over the country,” Raymond Gaddy, gallery director, said. “This year’s ‘National 2D Competition,’ is an intimate exhibition that shows the variety of work being created today.”

For more information on the exhibition on the Armstrong Campus, visit https://calendar.georgiasouthern.edu/event/2-d_national_exhibition_2020#.Xi8iJRNKhhF.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


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