Band musicians—with a special emphasis on alumni—are invited to bring their talents to Fresno Pacific University.

Starting February 17, 2022, the university will open an alumni, student and community wind band ensemble under the direction of George Dougherty, D.M.A., associate professor of music and director of bands. Pieces will be “interesting and not too difficult” Dougherty says, and rehearsals will be every other Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.

Concerts are planned for March 2 and April 20 with the possibility of involvement May 7 at FPU’s Spring 2022 Commencement. There will be a $50 registration fee. For more information, contact the Music Office at or 559-453-2267.

Check out two of the planned pieces here:





Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations