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October 30, 2013

Jazz Band and CC Singers to share the stage for fall concert


The Cowley College Singers and Jazz Band will be performing a variety of songs from different musical decades during its Fall Concert held Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the concert, which will be held in the Robert Brown Theatre.


concertThe CC Singers were selected at the beginning of the fall semester. Only nine were chosen to be a part of this special ensemble that focuses on Vocal Jazz and A cappella singing.

“Vocal Jazz is an amazing art form but is extremely difficult due to the tight harmonies and chord progression,” vocal music instructor Connie Donatelli said. “In several of the pieces that we will be performing each student is carrying the vocal line or part by themselves and creating an 8 to 9 part texture.”

The CC Singers will perform “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, “I’ve Got The Music In Me”, “The Long Path”, and “Woods”.

Along with the Fall Concert, the CC Singers performed in September for the Kansas Community College Presidents conference hosted by Cowley College and in October for the 125th anniversary of the Wichita Children’s Home Banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita.

The Jazz Band will perform the following six charts, “Back to the Basement”, “Alegria Latina”, “Misty”, “All In”, “Calle Ocho”, and “The Last Laugh”.

“We will begin and end with the blues,” Jazz Band instructor Josh Fleig said. “The blues are an important foundation element to jazz music.”

Along with the blues, the Jazz Band will also perform Latin flavored pieces.

“We will perform a variety of styles and feature multiple soloists,” Fleig said. “It’s always challenging to learn a style of music and play it authentically. I am proud of the way the Jazz Band is sounding.”

Members of the Jazz Band are, Courtney Banks, Breanna Burdick, Conner Enderud, Sara Gift, Henry Flickinger, Allyson Hallowell, Valerie Schlegel, Levi Sutton, Brooke Tye, Katrina Ukena, Marin Vega, Jacob Westerman, Tyler Beach, Nathan Metzinger, Justin Woody, Avery Correia, Jonas Lake Ferguson, Amy Jo Gragert, Josh Waldorf, and K.C. Udarbe.

The CC singers are, Brenna Beeson, Joseph Descartes, Hunter DeWald, Libby Hooley, Abigail Killman, Abby Ronnfeldt, Corey Rothwell, Marissa Spainhower, and Cyruss Tasker.