Do you love music?

Cloud County Community College’s community music ensembles, under the direction of new music instructor Chris Langsford, are accepting new members.  

Do you love music?

Cloud County Community College’s community music ensembles, under the direction of new music instructor Chris Langsford, are accepting new members.

The ensembles, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Community Chorale are all open to both Cloud students and members of the community, ages high school and older.

The Concert Band, meets for rehearsals Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Chorale’s rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:55 p.m., and the Jazz Band meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All rehearsals are in the college music room, SC100.

The Concert Band’s repertoire features traditional concert band selections, marches and contemporary works. The Jazz Band performs pieces from the Big Band Era, as well as modern jazz.

The Community Choir features voices from Concordia and North Central Kansas. The Choral emphasizes the idea of the “singing city,” where friends and neighbors gather together to rehearse and perform music from different time periods, with an emphasis on fostering arts and music in Concordia and the region.

The three ensembles will combine for two performances this semester – a Fall Concert on October 20, and a Holiday Concert on December 8. Both performances will be in Cook Theatre, on the Concordia campus.

Langsford, in his first year at Cloud, has also started the Rolling Thunder Drumline and Percussion Ensemble. An elite and integral musical component of Cloud’s music program, the Drumline exemplifies the musicianship, school spirit and energy of the college. The group will perform at athletic events, music concerts and at other campus events throughout the year. To follow the Drumline, or learn more about it, visit the Facebook page at: facebook.com/CCCCMusic.

Contact Langsford for more information or to join one of these ensembles at 785.243.1435, ext. 286, or by email at chris.langsford@cloud.edu.