JJC Fine Arts Hosts Annual Community Band Spring Concert May 4

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, 1215 Houbolt Road. The band is under the direction of Charles Morgan, music coordinator and director of bands at JJC, and the guest conductor is composer/educator James Barnes.

This concert, featuring outstanding band repertoire beautifully performed by some of the area’s finest musicians, will offer something for everyone: marches, transcriptions and original compositions for band. The first half will include “King Karl King” a march by Henry Fillmore; the premier performance of “Threnody”, a memorial tribute to Dr. Thomas Liley conducted by the composer James Barnes; and “A Symphony of Fables” by Julie Giroux.

The second half of the concert will feature “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, “The Barber of Seville” an overture by Gioachino Rossini, and “Bond… James Bond,” arranged by Stephen Bulla. The concert will conclude with “The Stars and Stripes Forever” 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 Band 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.  This ensemble is proud to be celebrating more than 30 years of musical excellence.

For more information about the Fine Arts music program, visit http://www.jjc.edu/academics/divisions/arts-sciences/fine-arts/music/Pages/default.aspx.

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