Denver & Mile High Orchestra to bring big band back

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2008-01-23
Huntington, Ind.—Denver & the Mile High Orchestra will bring big band back to Huntington University on March 28. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

“They are unique since they are the only nationally promoted Christian group performing and recording in a big band style with a distinctly Christian message,” said Steve Pozezanac, director of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra originally was scheduled to appear at the university Nov. 17 but postponed the concert because of the production schedule for “The Next Great American Band,” a new competition series that aired on the FOX network. DMHO was one of 12 bands to be chosen as a semifinalist. On the show, the groups performed a song, and then audience called in and voted for their favorite group. The group with the fewest votes was eliminated. DMHO ended up as a top three finalist.

Tickets already purchased will be honored on the new concert date. To purchase tickets, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261. Ticket prices are $11-$15 for reserved seating, $5 for Huntington University students, discounted by $2 for students 13 and older as well as seniors, and half price for students 12 and younger.

This concert is underwritten by the Rocky and Carol Strickler Endowment, WLAB Star 88.3 FM, and Compassion International.

Formed by a group of friends at Nashville’s Belmont University in 1999, DMHO is comprised of three trumpet players, three saxophone players, two trombone players and a rhythm section. In the nine years since its inception, the group has traveled around the globe, performing at churches, conferences, festivals—even at the Olympics—taking their horn-driven sound to the masses. For more information about the band, log on to www.denvermho.com/.

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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. 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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