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Geneva's Jazz Band to present concert of swing standards


jazz_band_12.jpgThe Geneva College Jazz Band will present "In the Mood XVIII: Big Band Music Returns," on Saturday, April 13, 2013. This annual concert of music from the ′30s and ′40s will take place in the John White Chapel of Old Main at 8 p.m.

The band will perform such standards as "Basie Boogie," "Georgia on My Mind," "In the Mood," "They Can′t Take That Away from Me," "Woodchopper′s Ball" and more. In addition to the solo features from within the band, the program will also include several vocal solos.

"The annual Jazz Concert has become one of the most popular events on campus each spring, providing a high energy concert that continues to entertain and attract all ages," says Director and Music Department Chair Don Kephart. "We currently have 20 students shaping the traditional look of the early swing bands with contained brass, saxophone and rhythm sections."

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for students. Seating is limited, so those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve tickets by calling Geneva′s Music Department at 724-847-6660 or emailing Ruth Vos at rcvos@geneva.edu.

Seating is on a first come basis and the doors will open 7:15 p.m. Tickets that have been reserved and put on hold will be at the ticket table in the lobby. Any tickets not claimed by 7:40 p.m. will be released for sale.

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, an Adult Degree Completion Program with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, the liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, social and natural sciences, and experiential learning.