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January 27, 2016


Wright Room filled with the sounds of jazz


Band ConcertJosh Fleig, director of instrumental music at Cowley College, and Chris VanGilder, Arkansas City High School band director, had their jazz bands collaborate for an evening of music Tuesday night inside Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Nearly 200 people attended the joint concert. This marks the second Ark City High School and Cowley College collaboration in recent years. In February, 2012, the ACHS Concert Band and the Cowley College Concert Band performed a joint concert in the Robert Brown Theatre.


Members of the Ark City High School Jazz Band include: Chris VanGilder (director), Anthony Cruz, Lethander Flanigan, Libby Gregory, Abbey Legleiter, Sara Mort, Zack Wilson, Kate Austin, Deven Stewart, Geoffrey Waggoner, Blake Legleiter, Alyssa Looney, Jeff McPherson, Kaya Miers, Chelsea Riediger, Heyes Cannon, Bethany Ozbun, Justin Phillips, Maggie Krout, and Hans Judd (Ark City Middle School Band Director).


Members of the Cowley College Jazz Band include: Josh Fleig (director), Kiley Hernandez, Garrett Misora, Ramon Ortega, Aubrey Cowdin, Jacob Worm, Jonathan Lane, Evan Lyman, Mycheal Harrelson, Braylea King, Michael Burley, Gregory Coppola, Josh Waldorf, Woodrow Harmon, and Ty Spencer.


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