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Under the direction of Mike Kuhn the band performs its winter concert featuring big band music of all styles with many different instrumentalists in solo roles. Program selections include Count Basie's "Moten Swing" arranged by Ernie Wilkins, Benny Golson's "Killer Joe" arranged by Al Casagrande, Miles Davis' "Milestones" arranged by Dave Barduhn, and Bob Dourough's "Comin' Home Baby" arranged by Roger Holmes. Vocalist Rachel Peterson sings Dave Wolpe's arrangement of Gershwin's "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "I Only Have Eyes For You" arranged by PCC trombonist Roger Wallace. Director Kuhn plays one of his own compositions, the Latin-flavored "Don't Look Now' in a small combo format.
Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson, the band performs an eclectic selection of band pieces in its final fall semester concert. The diverse program begins with the unforgettable "Procession of the Nobles" by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, followed by a rousing rendition of the rarely heard "March of the Women Marines" by Louis Saverino. The concert continues with the band standard "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo" by Malcom Arnold; then curves into a hip concert band version of "Birdland" by Josef Zawinal, presses on with the melodic "River of Life" by Steven Reineke; and proceeds boldly with the popular "The Pirates of the Caribbean" symphonic suite by Klaus Badlet. As tradition dictates, the band brings in the holiday season with the final selection "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson.
Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, the winter concert features an eclectic program of choral standards followed by sacred music and holiday selections. The program begins with the Chorale, a large mixed-voice choir, singing "Old American Songs" by Aaron Copland; "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Gustav Holst; "Love Changes Everything" from Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and the Irish folk song "Danny Boy" arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt.
The College Singers, a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir, herald a season of hope with "The Shepherd's Farewell" from L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25 by Hector Berlioz; "Cantate Domino" by Giuseppe O. Pitoni; "Tecum principium" (Trio) from Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns; and "Shepherd Chorus" from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Giano-Carlo Menotti.
The final selections in the program include the male singers from both choirs performing "Standchen, D920" by Franz Schubert. Then both choirs sing the holiday selections "Hymn to the Virgin" by Benjamin Britten; "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" accompanied by viola solo arranged by John Ferguson; "Christmas Day" by Gustav Holst; and a Baroque master piece "In dulci jubilo" with two trumpets and double chorus by Samuel Scheidt.
Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser, the musicians perform a new program of orchestral masterpieces. Selections include "Symphony in C Major" by George Bizet, "Dance Macabre" and "French Military March" by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony "From the New World."