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August 29, 2013


Jazz Band joins CC Singers at annual Fall Retreat


retreatFor the first time, members of Cowley College’s Jazz Band joined individuals in the CC Singers at its annual Fall Retreat held August 23-24 at Prairie View Christian Camp in Arkansas City.

The CC Singers recently had auditions in August. A total of 32 Cowley College Concert Choir members auditioned and nine students were selected for the prestigious group.

The Jazz Band also held rehearsals and made their selections last week.

Both groups rehearsed each day in separate areas of the camp, but joined together for a bon fire on Friday night and walked through “Spooky Hollow” around midnight. They also took part in a Zip-Line experience on Saturday morning.

“The Retreat was a huge success and it was so great to have both groups together for the first time,” vocal music director Connie Donatelli said. “It was an amazing weekend.”

Donatelli and instrumental music director Josh Fleig caught themselves constantly commenting how great the students are, as people, as well as musicians.

“The Retreat is always a special bonding time for the students and it is totally amazing to see the connection that they make with one another and how it makes an impact on our rehearsals and performances,” Donatelli said.

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