Cowley College Singers, Jazz Band give inspirational performance
Taking the stage for their first performances of the school year, the Cowley College Singers and Jazz Band conducted a concert Nov. 13 in Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.
The Cowley College Singers presented “An American Salute”, a medley of patriotic tunes in honor of the men and women who have served and are serving our country.
Connie Donatelli, director of the Cowley College Singers, has just three returning members of the Cowley College Singers to go along with 11 newcomers.
“It’s pretty much a brand new group,” Donatelli said. “The kids really stepped up to the plate and are doing really good.”
The Jazz Band performed five pieces primarily made up of swing music. Like the Cowley College Singers, the Jazz Band has several new members. The Jazz Band is led by director Josh Fleig.
“Jazz music is heavy in improvisation, so it is always fun to play this style of music,” Fleig said.
Members of the Cowley College Singers are, Edna Anderson, Erin Burroughs, Kelsey Ford, Nicole Hoerschgen, Robert Hutson, Jessica Latham, Chris Loftin, Shawn Ming, JD Roudybush, Anna Stevens, Dori Stevens, Ian Sutton, James Wearing, and Mitchell Wright.
Steve Butler served as the assistant director/ac- companist, while Jennifer Blatchford handled the choreography. Rose Ann Riley of Riley’s Originals designed performance wear.
Members of the Jazz Band are, Lindsay Newman, Robert Hutson, Angel Chavez, Richard Gould, Kristen Tennyson, Matt Nelson, Kevin High, Baron Meeks, Mitch Wright, Mikayla Chiles, Tiffany Wright, Chris Loftin, Myka Wiebe, Rich Abrams, Ben Byers, Jeremiah Johnson, Derek Vaden, Dan Hasenbank, and Robert Williams.