MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, and Jazz Band will present a concert for MVNU’s Family Weekend on Friday, at 5:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. The community is invited to join us at 5 p.m. for light refreshments prior to the concert.
The concert will feature a variety of music performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, including music from the Broadway musical “Wicked” and a selection called “Instant Concert” by Harold Walters. This piece features musical quotes from over 30 famous classical works. The Jazz Band includes 22 student players who are studying jazz and jazz history by learning this American art form. They will be performing hits by Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Norah Jones. The band will also perform a high-energy version of the tune “As Time Goes By,” a song made famous when it was included in the 1942 film “Casablanca.” The Flute Choir and Chamber Winds will also present several selections during the evening’s performance. Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble are directed by Dr. John Packard, the Jazz Band by Jim Puckett, and the Flute Choir by Jennifer Packard.
For more information on this or other musical events, contact Tressa Daley at 740-397-9000, ext. 3000.