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May concerts, hot wing cook-off offered at MU

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – As Manchester University gets ready to celebrate Commencement on May 20, music is in the air.

May performances include: 

  • Manchester University Symphonic Band Spring Concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Cordier Auditorium. $5 general admission and free for MU students, faculty and staff. Conductor is Scott Humphries with student conductors Mykayla Neilsen, Frederick Lappierre and Laura Stepanovich.
  • The Jazz Ensemble will also perform from 5 to 5:45 p.m. during the BBQ Hot Wing Cook-Off on May 5 in the parking lot beside the Jo Young Switzer Center. The public is invited to eat and vote during the Chartwells cook-off from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  It features competing sauce recipes from the MU community, and the winning sauce will be announced at 6:30 p.m. The meal price is $7.61 plus tax. The cook-off will be canceled by noon May 5 if bad weather is predicted. If so, the Jazz Ensemble will perform from the Haist balcony at 5 p.m. Monday, May 8.
  • The Manchester Symphony Orchestra season finale with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Cordier. $10 general admission and free for MU students, faculty and staff. Humphries conducts the symphony, a collaboration of professional and community musicians, along with selected Manchester faculty, staff and student musicians. VIA credit is available for students.
  • The Mother’s Day Jubilant Song! choral concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley St. Admission is free. It presents Cantabile with Scott Avery, conductor, and Il Quattro, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir with Debra Lynn, conductor.
A bake sale, Mother’s Day Basket Silent Auction and freewill offering will help defray touring costs for the A Cappella Choir.  Bake sale items are $1-2. Mother’s Day basket bidding starts at $20-30.

Here is Commencement information:


About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

April 2017