The public is invited to the annual Joliet Junior College Community Band Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on Main Campus,Â 1215 Houbolt Road. The band is under the direction of Charles Morgan, music coordinator and director of bands atÂ JJC, and the guest conductorÂ isÂ composer/educator James Barnes.
This concert, featuring outstanding band repertoire beautifully performed by some of the areaâ€™s finest musicians,Â will offer something for everyone: marches, transcriptions and original compositions for band. The first half will include â€śKing Karl Kingâ€ť a march by Henry Fillmore; the premier performance of â€śThrenodyâ€ť, a memorial tribute to Dr. Thomas Liley conducted by the composer James Barnes; and â€śA Symphony of Fablesâ€ť by Julie Giroux.
The second half of the concert will feature â€śBuglerâ€™s Holidayâ€ť by Leroy Anderson, â€śThe Barber of Sevilleâ€ť an overture by Gioachino Rossini, and â€śBondâ€¦ James Bond,â€ť arranged by Stephen Bulla. The concert willÂ concludeÂ with â€śThe Stars and Stripes Foreverâ€ť by John Philip Sousa.
Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for JJC faculty and staff, non-JJC students, and senior citizens; and $2 for JJC students.
The JJC Community BandÂ is a 100-member instrumental ensemble comprised of students, faculty and community members of high school age or older. There is no entrance audition, and participants may register for course credit or choose to take part for no credit.Â This ensemble is proud to be celebrating more than 30 years of musical excellence.
For more information about the Fine ArtsÂ music program,Â visit http://www.jjc.edu/academics/divisions/arts-sciences/fine-arts/music/Pages/default.aspx.