Monday, December 30, 2013

PSC Concert Band and Hoyt Jazz Ensemble in Concert

 Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble

Concert Band

On Sunday evening, December 8, the Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble and the Concert Band filled the Peru State Theater with music to bring to a conclusion a wildly busy week of campus activities.

Quite a few people in the bands performed Friday and Saturday at the Madrigal Dinner--and many, many of the members also had to perform Monday as part of their requirements as Music majors.

So congratulations to all the students for their energy and for their efforts.

As usual, you will find photographs (seventy this time around) from the entertainment to watch as a slide show or to download as many as you like.

This year the Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble kicked off the afternoon's music bash.  And I recorded parts from a number of the songs with which the band entertained the Sunday audience:


The preceding video features senior Blake Lofing's vocals, among other musical solos in the numbers I recorded.

Following the Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble's energetic numbers, the Concert Band took
the stage.  I recorded in the following video a few minutes from pretty much each of the selections, one of which features the premier of composition by Taylor Sirman:

And to bring the musical festivities to a conclusion, the Concert Band entertained with selections I am sure  all of you will recognize. 

You can sing along with cold-red noses to this medley of Christmas wonderland  favorites: 

All the musical groups on campus wish each of you a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to entertaining the Peru State Community in the spring.

And congratulations to the seniors:

 Jacob Buss

 Taylor Sirman

 Talia Cole

 Ali Umland

 Blake Lofing

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