The public is invited to the Joliet Junior College Community Band annual winter concert for an afternoon of outstanding band repertoire, beautifully performed by some of the area’s finest musicians, on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held in the Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The band is under the direction of JJC Music Coordinator and Director of Bands Charles Morgan.
This concert will offer something for everyone: marches, transcriptions, and original compositions for band. The first half will include “Gallant Zouaves” a rousing march by Karl L. King; “The Gypsy Baron Overture” by Johann Strauss Jr; “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tschesnokoff, arranged by Bruce Houseknecht; and “Tulsa – A Symphonic Portrait in Oil” by Don Gillis.
The second half of the concert will feature “Gaudete” arranged by Brian Beck, “Carol of the Shepherds” arranged by Philip Sparke, “Fantasia for Christmas”- based on “The Ukrainian Bell Carol” by Elliot Del Borgo, and “Serenity” by Ola Gjeilo. The concert will conclude with “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson.
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 symphonic, 100-member ensemble made up of local residents, JJC students, and faculty, and is proud to be celebrating over 35 years of musical excellence.
For more information about the JJC Community Band or the JJC Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts.