Jazz and Percussion Ensembles Host Concert at Bethel

Bethel College will present the spring Jazz and Percussion Night April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

The concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble directed by Reginald Klopfenstein, D.M., professor of music.

The wide spectrum of music will include jazz compositions by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, John Coltrane and others. The Percussion Ensemble’s repertoire will include Kabelevsky’s “Galloping Comedians” for mallet ensemble, and “Rain Dance,” which is entirely in seven-four time.

“The audience will enjoy this entertaining and engaging concert, as these groups present their final concert of the year,” says Klopfenstein.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bethel College department of music at 574.257.3393.

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.