SPSCC Jazz Band, Orchestra Team Up for Concert

The South Puget Sound Community College Jazz Ensemble and the South Puget Sound College Orchestra will share the billing on Dec. 5 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

The concert marks the first performance for the year for the SPSCC Jazz Ensemble, as well as the first live performance ever for the new South Puget Sound College Orchestra. They’ll also be joined by the Lakewood Community Jazz Band.

The SPSCC Jazz Ensemble highlights swing and Latin jazz favorites with an energetic, big-band style.  The South Puget Sound College Orchestra presents a mix of traditional symphonic music and holiday tunes with a distinctive symphony orchestral flair. The Lakewood Community Jazz Band performs a holiday classic with a twist: Milton Rogers’ “Swingin’ Nutcracker.”

The concert beings at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 on the Minnaert Center Main Stage. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for non-SPSCC students and seniors, and free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty.

Tickets will be available online at OlyTix.org, in person at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office in downtown Olympia, or via phone at (360) 753-8586.

CHOIR: “Sounds of the Season” Takes Minnaert Main Stage This Winter

The South Puget Sound Community College Concert Choir and the Puget Sound Community Choir are coming together on Dec. 3 to fill the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts with Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season will combine band and multiple choirs to harmonize on holiday hits. In addition to the concert and community choirs, the St. Martin’s University Chorale will also lend their voices. The Department of Washington American Legion Band will also join in the fun. The choirs are conducted by Molly McNamara, with Jennifer Hermann the piano accompanist. Conductor Darrell Born leads the St. Martin’s Chorale, and Kevin Robertson conducts the American Legion Band, with associate conductor and manager Diana Appler.

The concert beings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 on the Minnaert Center Main Stage. Tickets are free. Donations can be made at the door.

More information is available online at www.spscc.edu/entertainment or by calling (360) 596-5507.

Upcoming Music Program Concerts

Throughout the 2014-15 season South Puget Sound Community College will hold public concerts by our Music Program and guests at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Check back for more detailed information on upcoming music events. 

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