The Crane School of Music's Symphonic Band to Perform Under the Baton of Professor Brian Doyle

Symphonic Band to Appear in Concert on April 13 at Helen M. Hosmer Hall

POTSDAM, NY (04/10/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam is proud to present a concert by The Crane School of Music's Symphonic Band on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Helen M. Hosmer Hall. Professor Brian Doyle will lead the group of student musicians as they perform the works of Markowski, Ito, Bach, Sousa and Shostakovich.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

About the performers:

Conducted by Dr. Brian K. Doyle, the Crane Symphonic Band is SUNY Potsdam's oldest wind band. James Garfield, a 1905 Potsdam Normal School graduate, established the band as The Normal Band in 1926. Although Garfield referred to the group as the Symphonic Band as early as 1940, the ensemble went through several official name changes before Professor Harry Phillips settled permanently upon the current name. Guest conductors have included Percy Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, Vincent Persichetti, Captain William J. Stannard (founder of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own") and Colonel William Santlemann (U.S. Marine Corps Band, "The President's Own"). The Symphonic Band has premiered numerous works, particularly by Crane faculty members Arthur Frackenpohl, Robert Washburn and Elliot Del Borgo.

This concert will be broadcast live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

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Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York's only All-Steinway institution.