Ashford University Wind Ensemble Plans Winter Concert

Sounds of the Season to Fill St. Clare Hall

The sounds of the season will fill Ashford University as its Wind Ensemble presents a winter concert on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Room A342 (the former Chapel) of St. Clare Hall. Seasonal favorites will be featured, along with a variety of other great musical offerings. 

The Ensemble will feature freshman trumpeter, Joseph Snyder, in the Leroy Anderson classic “A Trumpeter's Lullaby.” The group will also perform one of the most challenging pieces in classical music, Felix Mendelssohn's “Hebrides Overture” which is also known as “Fingal's Cave,” composed in 1829 after Mendelssohn's visit to northern Scotland. 

The Ashford University Wind Ensemble, comprised of AU students, faculty and staff, as well as members of several area communities in both Iowa and Illinois, is directed by Steve Little.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.