Friends University Presents Concert Band Concert with Kevin Bobo

Friends University’s Concert Band will perform on November 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Art Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The Concert Band will include guest artist Kevin Bobo, Professor of Percussion at the Indiana University School of Music and guest band, Butler County Community College Band with Brett Martinez, conductor. The concert will feature literature from the Standard Repertoire for Wind Band, including, among others: Second Suite in F for Military Band – Gustav Holst and Symphonic Dance No. 3 – Clifton Williams

Kevin Bobo is currently serving as Professor of Music (Percussion) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his appointment at IU, he served as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas (2003-2007). He studied percussion with J.C. Combs and Gordon Stout and composition with Greg Woodward and Dana Wilson.

Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and much of the United States.

As a composer, Kevin’s compositions are performed all over the world with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles.

The performance will be held in Sebits Auditorium at the Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or