Music Department to Hold Spring Concerts

As the school year comes to a close, the Quincy University Symphonic Band and the Hawk Express Jazz Band will perform their spring concerts.

The Symphonic Band will perform its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at QU’s Connie Niemann Center for Music, 18th & Seminary Rd. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Bill Machold, assistant professor of music. The concert will feature an Action/Adventure theme, including, “K2: Savage Mountain,” “Flight of The Pegasus” and “The Great Locomotive Chase.” Senior music majors Matthew Cornwell and Jacob Schumacher will also be featured in performance and conducting roles and all senior participants will be honored. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Quincy University Hawk Express Jazz Band will perform its Spring Jazz Showcase Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at the Connie Niemann Center for Music. The QU Hawk Express Jazz Band is under the direction of Christine Damm, assistant professor of music. It will perform a wide array of jazz tunes including “Blackbird” arranged by Mike Tomaro, “Well You Needn’t” by Thelonious Monk, “Satin Doll” by Duke Ellington and other jazz favorites. Vocalist Sam Dust will be featured on the ballad “The Look of Love.” The band will play an arrangement of “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” and will feature vocalists Ann Schuhriemen, Annie Weiler and Jennifer Williams. The concert is free and open to the public.

Contact Damm at 217-228-5432 ext. 3159 if you have any questions about the Jazz Band performance.

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