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Instrumental ensembles to perform for MVNU Family Weekend

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, and Jazz Band will present a concert for MVNU’s Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon. This concert is free and open to the public. The community is invited at 5 p.m. for light refreshments prior to the concert.

Featured in the concert will be a variety of music performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble including “Abram’s Pursuit” by David Holsinger, a multi-movement work based on songs from the “Sacred Harp" entitled “Echoes of the Hollow Square,” and excerpts from Johan de Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” symphony. The Jazz Band is comprised of 20 students learning the various forms and origins of the American art form known as jazz. In celebration of MVNU’s Golden Anniversary, the Jazz Band will be performing tunes and arrangements with special significance to the year 1968. The Flute Choir and Chamber Winds will also present several selections during the evening’s performance. Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble are directed by Dr. John Packard, the Jazz Band by Jeremy Smith, and the Flute Choir by Jennifer Packard.  

For more information on this or other musical events, contact Tressa Daley at 740-397-9000, ext. 3000.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 32 states and 19 countries/U.S. territories.