Wind Symphony honoring “Cancer Blows”

Venue: Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center

MSU Bands

Presenting an event honoring “Cancer Blows” a musically-inspired organization focused on raising awareness and support for multiple myeloma and blood cancer research. The Wind Symphony concert is dedicated to cancer patients, survivors, lost loved ones, and to the commitment for research and treatment of the disease.

Cancer Blows originated as a one-concert idea hatched by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet player Ryan Anthony after his diagnosis of terminal cancer in November 2012. A single benefit concert to raise awareness and raise money for organizations that helped Anthony through his heroic battle and treatment has grown into a nationwide movement. Major concerts featuring guests like Doc Severinsen, Wycliffe Gordon, and Canadian Brass have led to the creation of a foundation and over one million dollars raised for cancer research. 

Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor
Peter Meechan, guest composer
Justin Emerich, trumpet
Jason Noble, guest conductor

Zhou Tian – Seeker’s Scherzo
Meechan – Renaissance of Wonder, Song of Hope
Fillmore – Rolling Thunder
Giroux – Always
Giroux - “Wind” from Symphony No. 5

Supporting Cancer Blows

Visit the Cancer Blows website to learn more about their mission. Financial support can be received directly online at the Cancer Blows donation page, you can also send a mobile message to “Text2Give” and enter GIVE to 972-203-6707. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

General admission seating: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, free for students. 

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340,

This event is also planned to be streamed online. Visit the College of Music’s Livestream website closer to the event date for more details. The Livestream channel is generously sponsored by the MSU Alumni Office.

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