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Upcoming GRCC band events


By Abby Kozal

Grand Rapids Community College’s Music Department will be hosting many events this semester before spring break. Here’s what to be on the lookout for.

Honor Band Concert

An honor band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the St. Cecilia Music Center. “It’s not our ensemble performing,” described Kevin Dobreff, head of the music department. “These are high school students who will be working with our director of bands, Dr. (Shannon) Shaker. They come in on Friday to do a rehearsal, and then Saturday is their performance.” During the event, honor band students will be working with other members of GRCC’s music staff as well as members from GRCC’s Wind Ensemble and Campus Band. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and veterans. Student admission is free with a valid student ID. Tickets are available at the door or at this link.

Matthew Cochran Solo Guitar Concert

On Feb. 9, guitarist Matthew Cochran will be performing a solo concert. This event will be at 7 p.m. at GRCC’s Music Center’s recital hall (room 200). Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students, veterans, and seniors.

Musical Moods

GRCC’s musical ensembles and soloists come together to perform Musical Moods on Feb. 11. Musical Moods will take place at 7 p.m. at East Grand Rapids High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults. Tickets are $10 for seniors, veterans and children over 12. Current high school students and GRCC students get in for free with student ID.

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

The Kent Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at 7 p.m on Feb. 17 at the St. Cecilia Music Center. The concert is titled “Nordic Winter”, and the songs “Finlandia” by J. Sibelius, and Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto and “Peer Gynt Suite 1 and 2” will be performed. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for students, veterans and seniors, and free for GRCC students with their student ID.

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