Michigan Composers, Concert Highlight with the Jackson Community Concert Band

November 10, 2022

Enjoy a musical double feature of sorts when the Jackson Community Concert Band performs “Michigan Roots and Music of the Southwest,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at Harold Sheffer Music Hall, Potter Center.

This free concert features works by Michigan composers and Southwestern favorites. Selections include original work by band member and composer Chris Evan Hass (Il Nostro Ragazzo Dolce). Two members of the group will perform solos accompanied by the band, including Dustin Moeckel, trombone (Variations on Barnacle Bill) and Tianna Gillis, flute (Fantasie). Guest conductors will include retired JC faculty member Ron Douglass (Danzon #2) and Napoleon School Music Director Trevor Trudeau (Variations on Barnacle Bill). And the arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision” is by another Michigan composer with Jackson roots, David Gillingham.

The group program will include:

  • Scherzino Sinfonica by Ralph Hultgren
  • Il Nostro Ragazzo Dolce (Our Sweet Boy), by Chris Evan Hass
  • Variations on Barnacle Bill, by Steven Frank
  • Danzon #2, by Arturo Marquez
  • Fantasy, by Faure, transcribed by J. Bourgeois
  • This land of Eldorado, W. Francis McBeth
  • Be Thou My Vision, arranged by David Gillingham
  • The Real Way, by Robert Longfield

The concert is free and all are welcome.

The Jackson Community Concert Band, which has more than 70 members, is made up of students and community members, under the direction of producer Dan Bickel. The College has a variety of musical ensembles for students and community members. Learn more here… jccmi.edu/program/music/.

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