Jazz and Percussion Ensembles to Present Free Concert

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble will present their annual fall Jazz and Percussion Night on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The program is under the direction of Professor of Music Reginald Klopfenstein, D.M., and will feature the jazz compositions of Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin and Sonny Rollins. Percussion works include “Atenteben” for African drum and keyboard ensemble and Steve Reich’s famous “Clapping Music.”

Soloists include vocalist Rachel Wilkins, alto saxophonist Steve Horton and trumpet player Joshua Klopfenstein.

“The concert will encompass an exciting variety of styles, from the jazz music of the Count Basie Band, to the traditional melodies of Ghana,” says Klopfenstein.

For more information contact the Bethel College music department at 574.807.7575.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.