The Geneva College Department of Music presents its annual jazz band concert, “In the Mood XVII, Big Band Music Returns,” on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. in the John H. White Chapel of Old Main.
This concert is one of the most well-attended events on campus each spring, providing a high energy performance with music from the ’30s and ’40s that continues to entertain and attract all ages.
Twenty students will perform and shape the traditional look of the early swing bands with contained brass, saxophone and rhythm sections. The program is directed by Don Kephart and will also include several vocal solos in addition to the solo features performed within the band.
A variety of musical selections are included in the concert, such as: A Salute to Benny Goodman, Blues on the Double, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, Contrasts, Estrellita, Indiana, In the Mood, It’s Only a Paper Moon, Jeep Jockey Jump, Just in Time, Lover’s Leap, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and The Nearness of You.
Tickets are required and seating is limited for the event. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for students. Call 724-847-6660 to reserve tickets or for more information.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.