The mission of the UNCG Bands is dedicated to the teaching, performance, study and cultivation of wind band music of the highest quality. We believe that the UNCG Bands are a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression, of vital service and importance to its members and to UNCG. We seek to bring the UNCG Bands into direct comparison with the very finest collegiate band programs in America by our performances, recordings, tours and convention performances. Through exemplary practices in organization, training, and presentation, the UNCG Bands endeavor to provide effective experiences in musical education and in music culture for its members. The UNCG Bands seek to offer outstanding performances throughout the year and to enhance the institutional spirit and character of UNCG. To music as an art and a profession, the UNCG Bands seek to bring increasing artistry, understanding, and respect by efforts within our own immediate sphere and by providing leadership and sponsorship to secondary school band programs and through cooperation with all other agencies pursuing similar musical goals.

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John Locke

Dr. John Locke

Kevin Geraldi

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Brad McMillan

U.S. Mailing Address

UNCG Bands
UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts
344 Music Building
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-5299
Toll-free: 1-800-999-2869

Street Address for FedEx / UPS

UNCG Bands
UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts
344 Music Building
100 McIver St.
Greensboro, NC 27412
Phone: 336-334-5299
Toll-free: 1-800-999-2869

Office Information

John R. Locke
342 Music Building
Phone: 336-334-5299
Fax: 336-334-5349
Toll-free: 1-800-999-2869

Kevin M. Geraldi
349 Music Building
Phone: 336-334-5435
Fax: 336-334-5349

Pam Klena
139 Music Building
Phone: 336-334-5914

J. Ben Jones
139 Music Building
Phone: 336-334-5914

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finish line! (2011)

Radiant Joy, Steven Bryant
Tiktaalik, Roshanne Etezady
Starry Crown, Donald Grantham
Hymn to a Blue Hour, John Mackey
Finish Line, Cindy McTee
Kiyoshi Carter, guest conductor
Aurora Awakes, John Mackey
Sea Songs, Thomas Knox

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fireworks! (2009)

Fireworks, Igor Stravinsky/trans. Mark Rogers
It Perched for Vespers nine, Joel Puckett
Theme and Variations, Op. 43a, Arnold Schoenberg
Fantasia in G Major, J. S. Bach/trans. Goldman and Leist
Intermezzo, Monte Tubb
Andrea Brown, guest conductor
Funiculi-Funicula Rhapsody, Luigi Denza/arr. Yo Goto

Grammy Entry List 2011 in two categories, “Classical Album of the Year” and “Best Orchestral Performance.”

fireworks! is available for purchase through Equilibrium Records and their vendors:,, and iTunes.

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premieres! (2007)

Shadow Dance, David Dzubay
Four Factories, Carter Pann
– Both works commissioned and premiered by the UNCG Bands –

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comet the wonderdog! (2006)

La Procession du Rocio, Joaquin Turina/arr. Alfred Reed
Jug Blues & Fat Pickin’, Don Freund
Symphony for Winds, Neil McKay
Clear Track Polka, Eduard Strauss
Southern Harmony, Donald Grantham
Mark A. Norman, guest conductor
Honey Boys on Parade, Edward Victor Cupero
The Perilous Adventures of Comet, the Wonderdog, Paul Siskind

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ra! (2005)

The Courtly Dances from “Gloriana,” Opus 53, Benjamin Britten/arr. Jan Bach
Symphony No. 2, Frank Ticheli
Niagara Falls, Michael Daugherty
Douglas Presley, guest conductor
Ra!, David Dzubay
Sinfonietta, Ingolf Dahl
Radio Waves, Frederick Alton Jewell

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aurora! (2004)

Shortcut Home, Dana Wilson
James J. Smisek, guest conductor
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Aldridge Grainger
Aurora, Thomas Doss
Molly on the Shore, Percy Aldridge Grainger
O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen
James J. Smisek, guest conductor
Cantus Laetus, David Gillingham
Theme and Variations, Op. 43a, Arnold Schoenberg
Hands Across the Sea, John Philip Sousa

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sunrise! (2003)

Celebration Overture, Paul Creston
Richard Edwards, guest conductor
Sunrise at Angel’s Gate, Philip Sparke
Danza de los Duendes, Nancy Galbraith
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J. S. Bach/arr. Donald Hunsberger
Valdres, Johannes Hanssen/arr. Glenn C. Bainum
Danceries, Kenneth Hesketh
Harrison’s Dream, Peter Graham
Festive Overture, Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Donald Hunsberger

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whirr! (2002)

Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!!, Ralph Hultgren
Emblems, Aaron Copland
David Kish, guest conductor
To Walk with Wings, Julie Giroux
Richard Edwards, guest conductor
Gloriosa, Yasuhide Ito
Children’s March, Percy Grainger
Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma,” Edward Elgar/arr. Earl Slocum
Zion, Dan Welcher

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october! (2002)

October, Eric Whitacre
Movement 3 from Culloden, Julie Giroux
David Kish, guest conductor
OK Feel Good, Jonathan Newman
Richard Edwards, guest conductor
Divertimento, Ira Hearshen
Fanfare No. 1, Wataru Hokoyama
Symphony No. 4, David Maslanka

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equus! (2001)

Fiesta, Philip Sparke
Four Maryland Songs, Jack Stamp
Levone Tobin-Scott, soprano
Into the Air, Timothy Mahr
Wedding Dance, Jacques Press/ed. Frederick Fennell
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, J. S. Bach/trans. John Paynter
Shenandoah, Frank Ticheli
Danse Bacchanale, Camille Saint-Saëns/arr. Steiger
Tammy Fisher, guest conductor
The Alcotts, Charles Ives/trans. Richard Thurston
Andrea Brown, guest conductor
Equus, Eric Whitacre

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internal combustion! (2001)

Star Wars Trilogy, John Williams/arr. Donald Hunsberger
Scootin’ on Hardrock, David Holsinger
Psalm 30 & The Touchstone from “David,” Stephen Melillo
Dionysiaques, Florent Schmitt
Vesuvius, Frank Ticheli
Chester, William Schuman
David Kish, guest conductor
Chester Leaps In, Steven Bryant
David Kish, guest conductor
Internal Combustion, David Gillingham

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A Tribute to Sousa: Live! (2000)

Semper Fidelis, John Philip Sousa
Dance of the Jesters, Peter I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Ray Cramer
Washington Post, John Philip Sousa
The Carnival of Venice, Jean-Baptiste Arban
El Capitan, John Philip Sousa
The World’s Greatest Overtures
Showing Off Before Company & The Thunderer, Miscellaneous/Sousa
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn, John Philip Sousa
The Elephant & The Fly, Henri King
“Vilya” from The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar
King Cotton, John Philip Sousa
The Stars & Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa

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fantasy! (1998)

Cartoon, Paul Hart
Entry March of the Boyares, Johan Halvorsen/arr. Barnes
Dance Movements, Philip Sparke
Overture to “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein/arr. Beeler
Suite Francaise, Darius Milhaud
Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Paganini, James Barnes

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begian! (1997)

Aegean Festival Overture, Andreas Makris/arr. Bader
The Soaring Hawk, Timothy Mahr
Armenian Dances, Alfred Reed
Harry Begian, guest conductor
Report, Lubos Fiser
Symphony in B-flat, Paul Hindemith
Harry Begian, guest conductor
The Battle of Shiloh, C. L. Barnhouse
Harry Begian, guest conductor

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celebration! (1997)

Pineapple Poll, Arthur Sullivan/arr. Mackerras
“Country Band” March, Charles Ives
Divertimento in “F,” Jack Stamp
Incantation and Dance, John Barnes Chance
Shakata: Singing the World into Existence, Dana Wilson
In Storm and Sunshine, J. C. Heed
Celebration, Philip Sparke

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vivo! (1996)

Icarus and Daedulus, Keith Gates
Profanation, Leonard Bernstein/arr. Bencriscutto
“The Thunderer” from Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa, Ira Hearshen
Circuits, Cindy McTee
Blues for a Killed Kat, Jack End
Movement 1 from Symphony No. 3, Boris Kozhevnikov/arr. John Bourgeois
Esprit de Corps, Robert Jager
John Bourgeois, guest conductor
Ghost Train, Eric Whitacre
The Sword and the Crown, Edward Gregson

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sforzando! (1995)

Folk Dances, Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. H. Robert Reynolds
Tam O Shanter, Malcolm Arnold/arr. John Paynter
Yankee Doodle, Morton Gould
Lochinvar, James Curnow
James Curnow, guest conductor
Fantasia in G, Timothy Mahr
A Movement for Rosa, Mark Camphouse
Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite, Karl L. King
Short Ride in a Fast Machine, John Adams/arr. Odom
Passacaglia on BACH, Ron Nelson
Movement 3 from Symphony No. 2 “Romantic,” Howard Hanson/arr. Francis McBeth
The Melody Shop, Karl L. King

Ordering information

Compact Discs only $10.00 each

For credit card orders (Mastercard/Visa), call 1-800-999-2869 during weekday business hours.

To pay by check or money order, make payable to “UNCG” and mail to:

Dr. John R. Locke
Director of Bands
UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

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