MusicConnect with Minnesota Junior Winds

  • Southview Middle School 4725 South View Lane Edina, MN, 55424 United States

NOTE: 7:30 Start Time

Minnesota Junior Winds
Charles Weise, Conductor
Dr. Robert Ouren, Conductor

Selections to be performed
Clash - Collins
Hymn for Band - Stuart
Escape from Chronopolis - Clark
Petite Symphonie - Gounod
Harry Potter  
A Galop to End All Galops - Barker

Minnesota Junior Winds

Minnesota Junior Winds

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
Tony Didier, Trumpet Soloist

Selections to be performed
American Overture - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
October - Eric Whitacre
Stars in a Velvety Sky - Herbert Clark
    Tony Didier, trumpet soloist
Joy Ride - Michael Markowski

Charles Weise teaches at South View Middle School in Edina, MN and holds degrees from the University of St. Thomas and Penn State University. Previous teaching positions have included both high school and elementary band programs. He has served as director of community bands, and is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor. He is a National Board Certified teacher. Recently, Charles' 8th grade band from South View was selected to play at the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Clinic.

Charles Weise

Charles Weise

Dr. Robert Ouren has been a Minnesota music educator for over 35 years, graduating from Winona State College with a Bachelors degree, and receiving both his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In 1991, Bob became director of bands at Edina High School, where he directed the marching band as well as the Varsity and Symphonic Bands and Jazz Band. Bob has been a wind section coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies for over ten years. Bob recently retired from public school teaching but remains very active through these opportunities as well as mentoring and research/advocacy work.

Dr. Robert Ouren

Dr. Robert Ouren