St. Scholastica Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Posters bearing the face of St. Cecilia, the patron of music, began showing up around campus at the beginning of November. This is due to the upcoming CSS band performance, featuring the concert band and the jazz band, which pays its homage to St. Cecilia.
The concert is set to take place Sunday, November 17th, at 3 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium, with a reception following in the foyer.
It will be free to CSS students and Sisters of the monastery; however the concert will cost $5 for all others.
Concert band meets twice a week to practice as a full group, although members are expected to practice individually and meet up for sectionals whenever possible.
The concert band will be playing A Fanfare for St. Cecilia, Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Amazing Grace, and selections from The Sound of Music.
Jazz band, however, only meets as a full band once a week, late Wednesday nights.
The jazz band will be playing Groovin' Hard, In the Mood, Fly Me to the Moon, Channel One Suite, and Birdland.
It's interesting watching the bands get slowly pieced together, as students go off on their own to practice and learn their parts, and then come together in a mass, cohesive group that can turn sheet-music into recognizable tunes.
Students are excited for the concert, as it is one of the few music concerts that will take place on a Sunday this year, allowing family and friends from out of town to come and listen.
Besides the upcoming concert, members of the band are also selling $5 raffle tickets for their only fundraiser of the year, the funds of which will be used for instrument repairs, the purchase of new instruments, and a possible tour for the jazz band.
By Jordyn Kirk