JJC Community Band to Perform Spring Concert May 3

The Joliet Junior College Community Band will perform its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The band is under the direction of Director of Bands and Music Coordinator Charles Morgan.

Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for JJC faculty and staff, non-JJC students, and senior citizens; and $2 for JJC students.

The concert will feature different types of musical compositions by American composers, from marches to transcriptions and original arrangements for concert band.

The program for the spring concert is as follows:

First Half

  • “His Honor” by Henry Fillmore
  • Overture to “Candide,” by Leonard Bernstein
  • “Echoes,” by Samuel Hazo
  • “In The Spring At The Time Kings Go Off To War,” by David R. Holsinger

Second Half

  • “Foshay Tower Washington Memorial” by John Philip Sousa
  • “An American Elegy,” by Frank Ticheli
  • “Porgy and Bess” by George and Ira Gershwin, arranged by James Barnes
  • “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa

The JJC Community Band is a symphonic, 85-member ensemble made up of local residents, JJC students and faculty. In addition to this year’s spring performance, the band performs another concert in the fall.

For more information about the JJC Community Band or the JJC Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts.

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