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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
(517) 796-8466
November 10, 2010
For immediate release

Jackson Community Concert Band gets 'Bach to Basics' with fall concert

Jackson Community Concert Band will present a fall concert, “Bach to Basics,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 in the Harold Sheffer Music Hall, Potter Center.

Audience members will enjoy a variety of music, including an exciting new piece, “Go,” by Samuel R. Hazo, “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor,” by Johann Sebastian Bach and arranged by Donald Hunsberger, “King Cotton March” by John Philip Sousa, “Pineapple Poll” by Arthur Sullivan and arranged by Charles Mackerras, and “Armenian Dances,” by Alfred Reed.

Local percussionist Scott Moilanen will be a featured soloist on marimba performing “Gate to Heaven,” with band accompaniment, by David R. Gillingham and arranged by Michael Lasley. Moilanen is a graduate of Jackson High School who earned his degree in music from Michigan State University. He has been a professional percussionist for 10 years and as performed with many groups in a variety of genres. This is his third time soloing with the Jackson Community Concert Band. He won the 2002 Young Artists competition, performing the Creston “Concertino for Marimba,” and was later featured on xylophone with the piece “Xylophonia.”

The Jackson Community Concert Band was established in 1987 and is comprised of JCC students and community members, under the direction of Ronald L. Douglass. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance by calling the Potter Center Box Office at 517.796.8600, or at the door the day of the concert.