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The Colby Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will present fall music concerts in November. Both concerts are open to the public and free of charge. On Saturday, November 8, the Colby Wind Ensemble will perform “In Search of Classics for Band” at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert program will include performances of Grandmother Song by Mohican composer Brent Michael Davids, Galop by Shostakovich, Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor by J.S. Bach, Ponte Romano by Jan Van der Roost and several unusual selections by John Philip Sousa and Leroy Anderson.
On Saturday, November 15, the Colby Jazz Ensemble will present “Latin Stylings” at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. The concert program will concentrate on Latin jazz–from the stylings of Dizzy Gillespie and the Afro-Cuban explosion to salsa and bossa nova–along with music from Ellington and Basie. Eric Thomas, director of band activities, will direct both concerts, which are part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby concert series.
The Colby jazz and wind ensembles include brass, wind and percussion student musicians. For information about this year’s schedule of Music at Colby events contact the Music Department at 207-872-3236.