Community Wind Ensemble & Handbell Choir spring concert set for April 10

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - The Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble and Handbell Choir will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, Apr. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts on the Signal Peak Campus.

Tickets for the event are $5 with no cost to children or to students with an ID. Advance tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling the CAC Cashier's Office at 520-494-5240. Cash sales will take place the day of the show.

The 55-member Community Wind Ensemble will take the stage to present a wide variety of concert band selections. The membership of the band consists of CAC students, high school students, area community members and music educators.

The conductor is Joshua White, music instructor at CAC. Some of the wind ensemble's musical presentations will include Arman Khachaturian's To the Heroes of the Patriotic War, Gustav Holst's masterwork Second Suite in F, and Robert Sheldon's Spanish architecture-inspired Iberian Escapades.

The Handbell Choir will perform selections including Somewhere Out There from An American Tail arranged by Douglas E. Wagner, Bandelier by Tammy Rawlinson-Waldrop, and Capriccio by Kevin McChesney. The conductor is Diane Rubio, CAC's handbell instructor.

The two ensembles will combine to perform A Song of Adoration based on J. S. Bach's Praise to the Lord the Almighty, and the Jazz Rag from Arnold Sherman's An American Tapestry.

For more information on the show, please contact Tom Di Camillo, director of media & community events, by phone at 520-494-5202, or by e-mail at

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814