From the Manchester College Archives

News Release


Dec. 11 Manchester College concert filled

with “Preludes, Fanfare and Jazz”

A Friday, Dec. 11 concert at Manchester College offers up music certain to please the audience and provide great fun for the student musicians, too.

“Preludes, Fanfare and Jazz” – featuring the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble – opens at 7:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium. Tickets are $3; reservations are not necessary.

The program of the Symphonic Band includes the driving rhythms and Irish flair of Kirkpatrick Fanfare (with just a hint of Danny Boy) by Andrew Boysen Jr. Also on the program is the challenging but fun-to-play Prelude, Sicilano and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold. The conductor is Scott Humphries, assistant professor of music.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform a stylistic cornucopia ranging from the very traditional swing of Take the A Train by Billy Strayhorn to the more contemporary blues/rock-influenced Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock (arranged by Frank Mantooth). The conductor is Tim Reed, assistant professor of music.

December 2009

Office of Public Relations

News Releases

About Manchester

Mission Statement


Directions to campus

Campus map