Jazz, Kiltie Wind Ensembles Perform Spring Concerts
The annual spring concerts for the Alma College Jazz Ensemble and Kiltie Wind Ensemble along with the 13th annual High School Jazz Festival will bring the sounds of music to the Remick Heritage Center.
Jazz Ensemble Hosts Spring Concert, High School Jazz Festival
The Alma College Jazz Ensemble performs its annual spring concert on Wednesday, March 25 and then hosts the 13th annual High School Jazz Festival on Thursday, March 26.
The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Carlos Melendez, will present a varied program of big band music by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker as well as some jazz standards. The concert begins at 8 p.m. March 25 in the Remick Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
On March 26, middle and high school jazz ensembles from around the state will join the Alma College Jazz Ensemble for performances from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Remick Heritage Center. The bands will be judged, with awards presented at the end of the day. Admission is free and open to the public.
Spring Concert Features Traditional, Contemporary Band Music
The Alma College Kiltie Wind Ensemble’s annual spring concert will feature a variety of standard and contemporary music.
The 73-member concert band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The program includes “American Overture for Band” by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre and “Band Dancing” by Jack Stamp.
Other works to be performed are “Masque” by William Francis McBeth, “Amazing Grace” by Franke Tichelli, “Havendance” by David R. Holsinger and “Short Cut Home” by Dana Wilson.
The band is directed by David Zerbe.
Posted: Mon, March 16th, 2009 at 8:23AM