Spring Showcase

Instrumentalists and vocalists fill the Decker Auditorium Stage this weekend for their annual Spring Showcase Concert. Opening with a matinee on Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Iowa Central Music Department introduced a variety of musical styles in the production that will continue with a show Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m.

A combination of instrumental and vocal presentations from the Iowa Central music department fills the auditorium with life and color. Choir director, Will Lopes, presents his first spring concert on the Decker Auditorium stage. He directs the Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensembles and Encore Singers, with choreography by Emily Eastwood.  

Meanwhile, Paul Bloomquist returns to the stage to lead the Iowa Central Concert Band and Jazz Band. Jeremy Ober makes a special appearance with the Iowa Central Percussion Ensemble.   

This year’s musical selections features a medley from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” as well as pop pieces from Pink and Queen. The concert band presentation includes selections from the movie soundtrack of “Catch Me If You Can”.

The concert also includes solo performances from sophomore music students, Sarah Schmieder and Sam Cordero. A sophomore video collage and departmental video collage was recorded by Daniel Johnson and Nathan Bentz, and will also be premiered during the concert.

Since 2015, Iowa Central Community College Music Department has used the Spring Showcase Concert as a way to raise money for the local Honor Flight for Veterans. The concert is free admission, but a freewill offering is taken during a portion of the show to help pay for the Honor Flight.

You won’t want to miss the amazing performances presented at this year’s Spring Showcase Concert. With titillating music, background lighting, and interesting video collages, this free event is a must see for people of all ages.  

 

Elizabeth Chavers



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