JJC Community Band Spring Concert May 1

The Joliet Junior College Community Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The band is under the direction of Charles Morgan, JJC music coordinator and director of bands, and Paul Cepela, student conductor.

This concert will offer something for everyone: marches, transcriptions, and original compositions for band. The first half will include “Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa, and the award winning original composition for band, Symphony 1, “The Lord of the Rings” by Johan de Meij.

The second half of the concert will feature “Habanera” by Cabrier and arranged by James Wetherbee; “October” by Erick Whitacre; “Elsa’s Process to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner; and “Selections from Les Miserables” arranged by Warren Barker. The concert will conclude with “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

The JJC Community Band is proud to be celebrating over 30 years of musical excellence. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for JJC faculty and staff, non-JJC students, and senior citizens; and $2 for JJC students.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (815) 280-2223 or email rmonroe@jjc.edu.

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