Jazz and Percussion Ensembles to Present Free Concert

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring jazz and percussion night on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

The concert is under the direction of Reginald Klopfenstein, D.Mus., professor of music, and will include featured jazz compositions like: “Love is Here to Stay,” “Whodunnit?,” “This Little Light of Mine,” “Sack of Woe” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye.” Percussion Ensemble highlights include: “Be Thou My Vision,” “Four-Four for Four,” “Los Machetes” and “Fanfare for Tambourines.”

Soloists include: vocalist Sarah Fish, drummer Jacob Grabill, trumpeters Jimmy Bennett and Stefan Roose, pianist Courtney Schrock, saxophonist Steve Horton, and vibraphonist Clayton Quantz.

“This is the final concert for our talented senior instrumentalists. It will feature a wonderful variety of jazz and percussion works that are sure to engage your senses and refresh your spirit!” says Klopfenstein.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the 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 2,000 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.