Spring Band Concert on May 5 to Feature Tribute to Dr. Thomas Liley

The Joliet Junior College Community Band invites the public to a spring concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for JJC faculty and staff, non-JJC students, and senior citizens; and $2 for JJC students.
Charles Morgan, music coordinator and director of bands, will perform an original piece called “Remembrance” in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Liley, JJC professor of fine arts. Liley passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.
“Tom was a friend for more than 20 years,” Morgan said. “This is my way of eulogizing him in a musical tribute.”
“Remembrance,” will feature a combination of musical numbers, including Taps and other songs Liley enjoyed. “Remembrance” will be featured during the second half of the show.
Morgan said the students have put a lot of hard work into the upcoming performance. The spring concert will act as the students’ final exam.
“It’s the hardest working group of people I’ve worked with,” Morgan said, adding that the group is made up of both traditional and adult students. “It will be one of the best afternoons of music.”
The concert will offer marches and transcriptions. The evening should last approximately two hours.
The schedule of the spring concert is as follows:
First Half
• “Citation” by Claude T. Smith
• “Symphony #3 Slavyanskya” by Boris Kozhevnikov
• “Blessed Are They” from Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem
• “Symphonic Episodes” by Brian BalmagesSecond Half
• “Remembrance” by Charles Morgan
• “The Black Horse Troop” by John Philip Sousa
• “Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof” arranged by Ira Hearshen
• “Capricho Catalan” arranged by Warren Barker featuring the popular Gershwin songs, “An American in Paris,” “Cubain Overture” and “Rhapsody in Blue”
• “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa
For more information, contact Rita Monroe, fine arts secretary, at 815-280-2223.

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