HU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble to present free concert

Kate Smith, Theatre Major, Huntington University 
Kate Smith

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Join the Huntington University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The wind ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Robert Lynn, will perform a variety of selections, including “the Symphonic Suite from Star Trek” (2009) by Michael Giacchino, “Perthshire Majesty” by Samuel R. Hazo and “Ricochet” by Sean O’Loughlin. The “Perthsire Majesty” is a Scottish ballad for wind band, and “Ricochet” is a fun and exciting piece of music with a study of rhythm and color.

The jazz ensemble, directed by Eric Clancy, will provide an assortment of instrumental pieces as well as a piece that will feature vocalist Kate Smith, a junior theater major from Centerville, Ohio. The other members of the jazz ensemble include: Joel Bullis, piano; Dan Giffin, drums; Tim Bajema, trumpet; Curtis Yeager, bass; Vince Bruinsma, guitar; and Gage Waltz, alto saxophone.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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