WINFIELD — The Southwestern College Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble each will present their final concert for the 2016-17 school year this week.
Both groups are under the direction of Jeremy Kirk, assistant professor of music at Southwestern College.
The SC Jazz Band concert is at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center, located on the main level of the Christy Administration Building, and it will feature music ranging from the standards of Miles Davis and Nat Adderley to the contemporary music of Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters.
The percussion concert, which will feature the Percussion Ensemble and African Drum & Dance Ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. April 27 at Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. The Percussion Ensemble will present works by John Cage, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, while the Drum & Dance Ensemble will perform traditional music and dance from West Africa.
There is no admission charge for either performance and the public is invited to attend both.
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.
This information was provided by Southwestern College News Bureau Coordinator Charles Osen.