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GRCC music students to perform in upcoming holiday concerts


Story by Brandi Quintero

GRCC is hosting its annual choir and instrumental ensembles holiday concert at the St. Cecilia Music Center Sunday Dec. 4.

The choir ensemble will take stage at 3 p.m. and the instrumental ensemble, which includes the wind and small string instruments, will take the stage at 6 p.m.

The Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra is holding a benefit show for the Ray Gill Instrumental Jazz Scholarship Tuesday Dec. 6. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at GRCC’s Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain Street.

This benefit will donate all proceeds to the scholarship fund that was founded five years ago in remembrance of Dan Kovatz, a former faculty member at GRCC. Two jazz scholarships will be given away to either a Jazz Combo or Jazz Orchestra student with the funds collected. When speaking with Kevin Dobreff, music program director, he added “Dan was a very fine saxophone player.”

Tickets for all events will be available at the door. The cost is $3 for students/seniors and $5 to the general public.

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