May 18, 2009
On Wednesday, May 13, 2009, the APU Wind Orchestra gave a Welcome Concert for the new entrants at the Student Hall on the 2nd floor of the APU Cafeteria.
The APU Wind Orchestra played a range of pieces including "Deep Purple Medley", "Sazae San a la carte", "Nihon no Mikata (Yajima Byoushitsu)" and "I need to be in Love (The Carpenters)". At the end of each performance, they explained the songs to the audience and especially the international students who were not familiar with the Japanese songs.
Through this concert, the audience made up of new entrant and current APU students, APU staff and high school students were able to know learn a great deal about this circle. The audiences were impressed with their very professional performance which illustrated just how much practice they had put in.
The Wind Orchestra won gold at the Oita Prefecture Wind Orchestra Competition last year and won the right to appear at the Kyushu Wind Orchestra Competition. This time they received the assistance of the lighting and sound student circle "Technical Co-operation Switch" and put on a high quality and elaborate performance.
The APU Wind Orchestra is expanding its field of activity by participating in both on and off-campus concerts and events such as the Tenku Campus Festival and the Annual Concerts. They also gave a mini-concert at the JR Beppu Station and at the opening events of the Beppu Bay Service Area.