WSCC hosting musical events to mark end of spring semester

Walters State Community College will host musical events marking the end of spring semester at both the Morristown and the Sevier County campuses. All events are free.

Morristown Campus

Walters State Morristown Campus Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., April 25, Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex Theatre

The band performs under the direction of Michael Thomas, adjunct faculty member. This year’s concert includes work by Cole Porter, Ira and George Gershwin and Carl Strommen. The Morristown Campus Jazz Band is comprised of 12 musicians featuring trombones, trumpets and a rhythm section.

Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., April 25, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown

This concert features the Walters State Chamber Choir and the men’s ensemble, both directed by Clay Oglesby, adjunct faculty member; the women’s ensemble, conducted by Laura Ritter, head of the music program; Morristown West High School Choir conducted by Kaitlyn Younger. Kathy Bowen, Matthew Mimbs, D. Scot Williams, Sarah Ringer and Aiden Holt will accompany the singers. Musical selections include “Soon We Will Be Done,” arranged by Kyle Pederson and Handel’s “Hallelujah Amen.”

Morristown Campus Community Band, 4 p.m., April 30, Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex Theatre

The band has almost 50 members and performs under the direction of Brandon Tilley, adjunct faculty member. The concert features flutist Marilyn Purkey in “meditation” by Jules Massenet. Purkey teaches and works with band directors at many schools in East Tennessee. She has been the principal flutist for the community band since 1993. Trombonist Pat Bivens is featured in “Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band” by James Curnow. Bivens retired as a master sergeant from the United States Air Force where she played the trombone in many different musical groups. She has also taught music through several higher education institutions.

Sevier County Campus

Sevier County Community Band Concert, April 24, 6:30 p.m. CAPE Dining Hall

The Sevier County Community Band is comprised of both students and community members who enjoy making music. The Sevier County Concert Choir will join the band for their debut performance. Some of the selections for this program include “LOL”, a collection of American folk songs and Irving Berlin’s “From Rags to Ritz”.  The band performs under the direction of Tom Lundberg, adjunct faculty member, and the choir performs under the direction of Laura Weathersby, instructor of music.  

Sevier County Campus Spring Choir Concert, April 29, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Chapel

 This evening of song will feature the concert choir, men’s ensemble and women’s ensemble, and the Senators Quintet.  Songs planned for this include “Keep Your Lamps!” and Elaine Hagenberg’s “Nox.” Several soloists will be featured.