Ensemble Touring Blog

The Band Belongs to You

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra touched down back in the United States this week after 16 days abroad in Scandinavia. James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, discusses the impact of the many people who made this experience so special.

The Final Performance: reflections from a senior

Senior Ryan O'Neil reflects on what it means to be a part of GWO on his final tour performance.

“Afjording” Norway

Junior Charlie Barnhouse talks about the realities of fjords and funds.

Hej! Jag heter Glenn.

Insights from Professor of Scandinavian Studies Glenn Kranking '98, who spent the month of January teaching GWO about Norway and Sweden prior to their departure, and now accompanies the group on the trip.

Back on the Road: The Alumni Perspective

Gift Planner, Jennifer Vickerman '97, talks about what it's like to be back on tour as an alumna, after spending time on the road with the Gustavus Choir as a student.

Hej kompisar! (Hello Friends!)

A re-cap of GWO's first performance in Stockholm through the eyes of first year student, Natalie Johnson.

Hello from the other side of the world!

Notes from the road written by GWO President, Emily Komperud '18.

Here we go, GWO!

Thoughts as we depart campus for the 2018 Gustavus Wind Orchestra Sweden/Norway tour!

Thoughts on Tour from the Conductors

After coming back from tour, GSO and G-Jazz had a flurry of concerts including a MMEA performance, our home concert, and others. When we were asked to write about our touring experience for the Friends of Music Newsletter, we were glad to have some time to reflect and collect our thoughts. The 2016 Gustavus Symphony […]

Back to Greece

Written by Kris Reiser February first, we arrived at Anatolia College after a luxurious 10am departure from our hotel. (there were series of 5;30 AM wake up calls in the days before) The word Anatolia refers to sunrises, the direction east, and a region of Turkey. The college we were visiting was on a hill […]