Music lovers have an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine symphonic and jazz music on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7:00 pm. Northwest Christian Schools is sponsoring this free concert to be held at their Upper Campus Activity Center. The concert will feature the Colorado Christian University (CCU) Wind Ensemble (symphonic band), and Mainstream (big band jazz). The Northwest Christian Schools’ Advanced Band will have the privilege of performing one song with CCU.
Northwest Christian Schools’ Band Director, Tom Brown, said “This is a rare opportunity to be able to perform with a college level group. These are the kind of events that can open a student’s eyes to what their potential can be and to what possibilities may await them.”
The concert will feature a wide variety of music from classical to light popular to sophisticated jazz, with symphonic band standards performed by the Wind Ensemble and toe-tappin’ jazz favorites by Mainstream. This event is a part of a 10-day tour that takes these ensembles throughout Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
According to Professor Mark Dorn, director of the CCU bands, this tour showcases the entire instrumental music department as well as some of their finest jazz students. “This concert represents the culmination of nearly two semesters of rehearsing, performing, and touring for our band and jazz students. Our ensembles are at their best, and we try to provide a widely varied, highly enjoyable performance for our audiences. There should be something for everyone.”
Colorado Christian University is an inter-denominational, evangelical Christian liberal arts university. Serving approximately 5,000 students, CCU offers undergraduate, adult, weekend, re-certification and graduate programs. With a heritage beginning in 1914, the University now offers more than 30 programs of study through its five schools—Business and Leadership; Education; Music; Theology and Biblical Studies; and Humanities and Sciences.