Community Band Winter Concert Dec. 2

The Joliet Junior College (JJC) Community Band will perform its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
The concert, under the direction of Charles Morgan, JJC music coordinator and director of bands, will offer something for everyone including marches, original compositions for band and seasonal selections.
The concert will open with the “March 136th U.S.A. Field Artillery” by Henry Fillmore, “Festive Overture“ by Dmitri Shostakovish, “Silence Overwhelmed” by Brian Balmages, “Danza Final” by Alberto Ginastera, “Rest” by Frank Ticheli, and concluding with Charles Rochester Young’s “Tempered Steel.”
The second half of the program will include “Greensleeves” arranged by Alfred Reed, “Rocky Point Holiday” by Joliet’s own Ron Nelson, “Nativity Carol” by John Rutter, and “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed. The concert will conclude with “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.
The JJC Community Band is a 100-member instrumental ensemble that is open to community members of at least high school age. There is no entrance audition and participants may register for course credit or choose to take part for no credit.
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 JJC Fine Arts Department at (815) 280-2223 or

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