HU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble to present free concert

Kate Smith

HUNTINGTON, Ind.- Join the Huntington University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The wind ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Robert Lynn, will perform a variety of selections, including "the Symphonic Suite from Star Trek" (2009) by Michael Giacchino, "Perthshire Majesty" by Samuel R. Hazo and "Ricochet" by Sean O'Loughlin. The "Perthsire Majesty" is a Scottish ballad for wind band, and "Ricochet" is a fun and exciting piece of music with a study of rhythm and color.

The jazz ensemble, directed by Eric Clancy, will provide an assortment of instrumental pieces as well as a piece that will feature vocalist Kate Smith, a junior theater major from Centerville, Ohio. The other members of the jazz ensemble include: Joel Bullis, piano; Dan Giffin, drums; Tim Bajema, trumpet; Curtis Yeager, bass; Vince Bruinsma, guitar; and Gage Waltz, alto saxophone.