Community Invited to Band, Jazz Concert at LSC-Kingwood

Published on: September 20, 2013

Community Invited to Band, Jazz Concert at LSC-KingwoodLone Star College-Kingwood invites the community to tap their feet at the first Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert for the 2013-2014 year.

The entertainment-filled event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage and will feature music from an array of famous composers. The purpose of the performance is to give players in both ensembles an opportunity to exhibit their musical abilities to the audience.

“Our mission is to promote composers of wind and percussion music to a broader audience,” said Alfredo Vélez, director of bands at LSC-Kingwood.

The audience will be entertained by ensembles that are comprised of community members and LSC-Kingwood students. The Jazz Ensemble will perform compositions from jazz greats Bernie Miller, Charles Mingus, Nat King Cole and Irving Mills, Milton DeLugg and Willie Stein, Miles Davis and Phillip Braham. The Symphonic Band will perform music from notable musicians Gustav Holst, Meredith Wilson, Johan Halvorsen, John Mackey, The Beatles, and Chris Sharp.

“This is a fine opportunity for the community to engage in an important cultural aspect of our campus and community. This evening will feature great composers performed by local musicians with a commitment to raise awareness for the arts in the Kingwood area,” Vélez said.

The Symphonic Band consists of members playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The Jazz Ensemble contains performers who play saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

General admission to the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert is $5. For more information on the event or to reserve tickets, call 281-312-1709 or email KWBox@LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.