Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. ― Khalil Gibran

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Profiles of The Band Members


It's all about the music, which means it's all about the way each band member, whether its the concert band or swing band, adds their sound to the whole. Get to know the band members in these brief profiles, which are posted from time to time as part of the series, Getting to Know the Band.

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July 28, 2016 |

Concert Band Working on Gaelic Rhapsody

The Concert Band continues its exploration and discovery of new composers (for the band) with a piece entitled “Gaelic Rhapsody.”

July 25, 2016 |

Happy Birthday Johnny Hodges

Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of one of jazz’s greatest saxophonists, Johnny Hodges. Remember and celebrate with his silky rendition of “Sunny Side.”

July 23, 2016 |

Concert Band Working on Copland’s “Old American Songs”

The New Horizons Concert Band is rehearsing a piece from one of America’s great composers, Aaron Copland.

July 20, 2016 |

Celebrating Stride Pianist Cliff Jackson’s Birthday

One of the great stride pianist in jazz, Cliff Jackson, is heard hear playing “Crazy Rythm.” A great way to remember and celebrate his birthday.

July 19, 2016 |

Strollin’ With Some Jazz

Madison’s vibrant summer jazz scene continues Friday, July 22 with “Strollin’ Main Street.” This is a full night of various jazz artists playing in downtown venues within walking distance.

July 14, 2016 |

Some Sax, Some Acting, Some Exercise…

A true renaissance man, Harvey Black is active in the arts, academics, and exercise.

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