March 10, 2020

Sedalia, Missouri – The State Fair Community College Music Arts program will present its spring concerts at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and 27 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. March is National Music in our Schools Month, and SFCC is pleased to celebrate the benefits of music with its audiences. 

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 communities throughout Missouri 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.

The program will feature the SFCC Chamber Choir, Jazz Choir and Jazz Runners jazz band performing music from a variety of eras and in a range of styles. Choral selections for the Chamber Choir include “Hlohonolofatsa,” a South African greeting song; “Nzembo na Mvula Zamba” (Song of the Rainforest), and a classic Gospel piece “He Never Failed Me Yet.” The Jazz Choir will perform Toto’s popular “Africa,” and jazz standards such as “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”

The Jazz Runners will begin its set with “Cissy Strut,” referred to as “a model funky drumming and simmering grooves” piece that countless rock and jazz artists have recorded. Additional songs include “Straight No Chaser,” the popular classic rock tune “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “Count Bubba’s Revenge.”

Dr. Christopher Kindle, Music Arts program coordinator and instructor, directs the choirs; Gwen Kappelman is the pianist. C. Grant Maledy, adjunct instrumental instructor, directs the Jazz Runners Band.

Tickets are $8 for the public; groups of 10 or more are half price. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts, email tickets@sfccmo.edu or call the SFCC Box Office at (660) 530-5814 Monday through Friday. The Box Office will open two hours prior to the performances, so tickets may be purchased at the door. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

For more information about this and upcoming performances, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts.

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