GMS Jazz Band to join DPU Jazz Ensemble Wednesday

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Courtesy photo The DePauw University Jazz Ensemble, shown with vocalist Elena Escudero, will welcome the Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band as its special guest at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in DePauw's Kresge Auditorium.

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble will welcome the Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band to the Kresge Auditorium stage Wednesday, April 27 for the ensemble's last concert of the semester.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the DePauw University Green Center for the Performing Arts.

The 22-member GMS band -- led by volunteer DePauw student instructors Ciara McManus, Leland Nelson, Spencer Schillerstrom and Allan Whitehead -- will open the program with such standards as Henri Mancini's "The Pink Panther" and Neal Hefti's classic "Li'l Darlin'."

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble will follow with works by iconoclast jazz composer Bob Brookmeyer, Japanese pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, and other featured artists, including Chick Corea and Don Grolnick.

"It's always a special evening when the middle school jazz band joins us in Kresge Auditorium," Steven Snyder, director of the DePauw Jazz Ensemble, said. "The students are always very excited to play at DePauw and to share the stage with us, and their energy and enthusiasm is an inspiration for the university students as well."

General admission to the jazz concert is $3. Tickets for seniors, children and all students are free.

Tickets are available at the Green Center box office beginning one hour prior to the performance or online any time at

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