Sedalia, Missouri – The State Fair Community College Music Arts program will present its fall instrumental and vocal concerts on separate nights. The Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. The Chamber and Jazz Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Both events will take place in Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. Admission to both concerts is free on a first come, first served basis.
SFCC instructor Joe Schreimann will direct the Concert Band and Jazz Combo on Oct. 18. At 6:30 p.m., the Jazz Combo will perform pre-concert music. The band performance features four compositions that present a patriotic, historical theme: “Nathan Hale Trilogy” by James Curnow; “Lincolnshire Posy” by Pearcy Grainger; “Prospect” (Hymn for Band)” by Pierre La Plante; and “Torch of Liberty” by Karl King.
SFCC Music Arts program coordinator and instructor Dr. Christopher Kindle will direct the Chamber and Jazz Choirs on Oct. 20. Gwen Kappelman is the accompanist, and Russ Schupp is the percussionist. The choirs will perform songs that offer a variety of music from smooth and uplifting jazz tunes such as “One Voice,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “I Feel the Earth Move” to formal, classical compositions such as “Festival Sanctus” and “Psalm of Hope.”
Students who participate in music arts at SFCC represent a wide range of majors from agriculture and health sciences to criminal justice and liberal arts. They come from many different communities and affirm the contributions music brings to a college education. Learning to read music, studying its history and mastering the mechanics of performance are experiences that can grow success in all career paths.