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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 29, 2012

Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony to perform holiday concert Dec. 4

The Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform their annual holiday concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Kendall Prinz, who joined the Northwest faculty this fall as professor of low brass and instrumental music education, will be a featured performer on Rodney Newton’s “Capriccio for Tuba and Wind Ensemble.”

Additionally, the Northwest Low Brass Ensemble, directed by Prinz, will perform its own “Low Brass Christmas” as a prelude to the concert from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.

All trombone, euphonium and tuba players are welcome to join the ensemble. A brief informal rehearsal will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium of the Ron Houston Center. Participants should bring a folding music stand, wear festive attire and may decorate their instruments. Prinz will provide music at the rehearsal and may be reached at by individuals requesting advance copies before the rehearsal.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Northwest Wind Symphony, conducted by John Bell, is the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ Music Department's premiere instrumental ensemble. The 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble performs the best standard selections in addition to repertoire from all styles and periods. The Northwest Jazz Ensemble, conducted bv Dr. William Richardson, is a select group of musicians dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of jazz and commercial music.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468