Jazz Ensemble Concert December 1

The foot-tapping sounds of the Central Methodist University Jazz Band will soon echo through Linn Memorial Church, as the group presents a free concert for the public.

The event will take place on the CMU Fayette campus in Linn Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Skip Vandelicht, director of bands and associate professor of music, is the new Jazz Band director. The program was formerly directed by Dr. Ron Shroyer, dean emeritus of the Swinney Conservatory of Music, and his wife Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer, CMU Class of ’79 and adjunct professor of music.

Music the audience can look forward to include “Sunday Morning Shuffle” by Pete McGuinness, to be performed by Dakota Bartel, trumpet, a music major Yorktown, Va.; Josh Stettes, alto, a music education major from Pacific; and Zach Kierstead, piano, a music major from Kirkwood; 

“Manteca,” arranged Mike Tomaro, performed by Kierstead and Alec Fields, tenor, an education and music education double major from Fulton;

“The Theme From Ice Castles,” by Marvin Hamlisch, performed by Michael Brown, trumpet, an education and music education double major from O’Fallon, and Fields; 

“Toe Rings,” by Robert Skiles, arranged by Paul Baker, and performed by Fields; Audrey Brandon, trumpet, a math major from Moberly; and Brendan Wiesehan, drums, a music education major from Villa Ridge;

“Better Get Hit In Your Soul,” by Charles Mingus, arranged by Andrew Homzy, and performed by Sam Million, bass, a music major from St. Louis; Kevin Helmerichs, guitar, a music major from Lake Ozark; and Wiesehan; 

“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” by Cole Porter, arranged by Dave Wolpe, and performed by Fields, Brown, and Michael Arnold, trombone, a music education major from Marceline; 

“Six String Shuffle,” by Scott Stanton, performed by Helmerichs, Brown, Stettes, Bartel, Rowan Hynick, bari, a music major from Marshall; and Wiesehan;

“I Stayed Too Long At The Fair,” by Billy Barnes, arranged by Dave Barduhn, performed by the trombone section and Kierstead at piano;

and “Count Bubba,” by Gordon Goodwin, performed by Berliner and Helmerichs.

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