April 26, 2010
CC Singers/Jazz Band to perform concert on Tuesday
Several talented musical groups at Cowley College are preparing to entertain audiences with their spring concerts.
Cowley College Singers and Jazz Band on Tuesday, April 27
Students in Cowley College’s music department are working hard in preparation of the concerts. The first performance will feature the Cowley College Singers and Jazz Band on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre.
The Cowley College Singers and Cowley Concert
Choir will perform under the direction of vocal music director, Connie
Donatelli. While, the Jazz Band and Concert Band are led by instrumental
music director, Josh Fleig.After performing only half of the Disney show
in the fall, the CC Singers will perform the full Disney show on Tuesday.
“I am excited to show the new section that has been added to it,” Donatelli said.
The Jazz Band will perform six songs with a mix of swing and Latin based charts. Among the songs performed will be a couple of sambas.
“I feel the students are playing better than ever,” Fleig said. “This is about the time when things really start clicking.”
Featured soloists during the Jazz Band concert will be, Jeremiah Johnson and Caleb Johnston on guitar, Bert Hutson on tenor saxophone, Kelley Reynolds on trumpet, as well as a solo by alto player Dan Byers.
Along with the Jazz Band, the Guitar Ensemble will also perform two jazz arrangements and a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. One of the jazz arrangements titled “Grand View” was written by Fleig, who used his first experience in the Pacific Ocean as inspiration for the song.
Fleig will accompany the Guitar Ensemble on bass guitar.
“I am real excited about this group,” Fleig said.
Cowley Concert Choir and Concert Band Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 4
That concert will be followed by the Cowley Concert Choir and Concert Band Spring Concert, which will be held Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre.
There is no cost to attend the concerts.
On May 4, the Concert Choir will perform the Opera La Traviata by Verdi.
Along with an evening of Opera choruses, the concert will also feature two soloists, with Cowley alumnus Lindsay Ramirez serving as a soprano soloist, and Douglass High School director of vocal music, Brian Stranghoner, serving as tenor soloist. The Concert Choir will join Ramirez and Stranghoner in a chorus.
“The kids have really taken to the Opera choruses,” Donatelli said.