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Department of Music to present ASU Trombone Choir

Nov. 16, 2009 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Trombone Choir in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the ASU campus. The Trombone Choir is under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

The Trombone Choir will perform “Conzona for Four Trombones” by Biagio Marini, “Contrapunctus I” from “The Art of Fugue” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Two Waltzes for Trombone Quartet” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Adagio” from “Symphony No. 3” by Camille Saint-Saens, “Diversion for Six Trombones” by Fisher Tull, “Our Day Will Come” by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, and “The Girl from Ipanema” by Antonio Jobim.  Following along in the program, a special group called “Dad’s Bones” will play “K.C. Yesterday” by Chuck Mandernach and “Angel Eyes” by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent. To close the program, the Trombone Choir will perform “Steamroller Blues” by James Taylor.

Personnel for the concert will be Brandon Avant of West Memphis, Zach Bailey of Pocahontas, Devondre Hince of North Pulaski, Jonathon McAlister of Marion, Colton Morrison of Magnolia, Kyle O’Brien of Batesville, Kade Holliday and Chris Orr of Jonesboro, Treavor Mitchell and Jonathan Upton of Westside, and Nathan Peoples and Adam Waddell of Nettleton.  Assisting on guitar will be Jay Shepherd of Paragould, on bass will be Nathan Peoples of Nettleton, and on drums will be Dustin Barker of Paragould.

For more information about the concert, or the ASU music program, please feel free to contact the music office at (870) 972-2094 or visit the department's Web site.

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