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Kaleidoscope Event Features JSU Chamber Winds Ensemble

JACKSONVILLE -- March 5, 2001 -- Jacksonville State University's Kaleidoscope Concert Series will feature the JSU Chamber Winds Ensemble under the direction of the Director of Bands, Mr. Kenneth Bodiford. This will be the first concert of the 2001 season. The performance will be on March 9, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stone Center and offers free admission.

The Chamber Winds proudly present JSU trumpet professor, Dr. John Merriman, as trumpet soloist for the Hummel Trumpet Concerto by Johahn Hummel. Dr. Merriman is a native of Wisconsin who came to Alabama in 1976. He holds music degrees from the University of Wisconsin and from the University of Iowa. His professional musical experience includes playing with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Tri-City Symphony, Davenport, Iowa. Other selections to be performed by the group are Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich, The Cowboys by John Williams and Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre.

The legend of the Ghost Train, a supernatural machine that roars out of the night through forgotten towns and empty canyons, is deeply rooted in American folklore. The ensemble relives this spirit by making uncharacteristic sounds of a typical concert band. It is sure to be a performance you will never forget. The concert will last approximately one hour.


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