Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble and High School Honor Band to Perform November 21

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

The Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble will present their annual fall concert on Tues., November 21, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts (8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge AZ 85128.) There is no charge for this event.

The concert will begin with the Central Arizona College High School Honor Band. Seventy of the most talented high school students in Pinal County and surrounding schools will perform four selections they rehearsed earlier in the day. The students playing in the honor band were nominated by their directors and selected by Professor Rick Moore. Schools participating in this event include: Apache Junction High School, Casa Grande Union High School, Catalina High School (Tucson), Coolidge High School, Florence High School, McClintock High School (Tempe), Santa Cruz Valley Union High School (Eloy), Show Low High School and Vista Grande High School (Casa Grande).

Following the honor band, the 55 member Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble will take the stage to present a wide variety of concert band selections. The membership of the band consists of Central Arizona College students, area community members and music educators. The conductor is Rick Moore, Central Arizona College’s Director of Bands.

Some of the musical selections include: the epic story of  “The Witch and the Saint”, “Cahaba Dances”, “Music of the Water”, “Suite on Celtic Folk Songs”, and “Ceremonial March.”  The featured ensemble will be a mallet quartet playing “Chromatic Fox Trot.” The ensemble members include: Cathy Moore (Casa Grande music educator), David Arrott (San Tan Valley music educator), Jacqui Mitchell (CAC student, CGUHS Alum), and Kolby Gorham (CAC student, VGHS Alum).

For more information or to reserve your ticket visit www.EventsAtCAC.com.