Ronald Socciarelli

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Ronald Socciarelli Memorial Concert is Oct. 12

Featuring the Ohio University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a special concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Ronald Socciarelli, director of bands from 1973 to 1992, on Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

It is in conjunction with the Ohio University Homecoming, “Better Than the Best Ever,” a weekend-long celebration of Socciarelli, who passed away in February 2012.

The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform works that Socciarelli conducted during his tenure at Ohio University. The School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends will present a posthumous award to the Socciarelli family in recognition of Professor Emeritus Socciarelli’s long service to the School and University through his work with the concert bands and Marching 110. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Warren Benson, Michael Daugherty, Howard Hanson and Alfred Reed will be performed, and a special reception hosted by the School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends will follow the concert.

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Director of Bands Andrew Trachsel and Symphonic Band, conducted by Associate Professors Richard Suk, are the two major concert bands in the Ohio University School of Music. Both ensembles perform approximately six to eight concerts on campus each year.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other School of Music Events, please visit