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MVC Jazz Ensemble performs winter concert Thursday

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mario Bennett takes a solo Thursday, Jan. 17, during the Missouri Valley College Jazz Ensemble winter concert.
(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
The Missouri Valley College Jazz Ensemble, lead by Director Garry Anders, performed its winter concert Thursday, Jan. 17, in Eckilson-Mabee Theatre on the MVC campus.

The band performed "Whirly Bird" by Neal Hefti, "Sepia Panorama" by Duke Ellington, "Sidewinder" by Lee Morgan, "Nicole" by Sammy Nestico, "Nostalgia in Times Square" by Charles Mingus, "The Wiggle Walk" by Benny Carter, "Sunset and the Mockingbird" by Duke Ellington, "The Kid from Red Bank" by Neal Hefti, "Riding on a Blue Note" by Duke Ellington and "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie.

The band will also perform at the conclusion of the MVC Jazz Band Festival Saturday, Jan. 19. The ensemble's final concert of the school year will be Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Eckilson-Mabee Theatre.

The MVC Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, April 23, in Bueker Middle School's Harold L. Lickey Auditorium.

Band personnel for the concert included:


  • Brooke Boulware
  • Mario Bennett
  • Jessica Riggins
  • David Chael
  • Aryana Nemati


  • Nick Hern
  • James Withers
  • Brian Phillips
  • Shawn Griddine


  • Ron Curtis
  • Jacque Toney
  • Kelsey Bayless


  • Michael Martin


  • Joe Graham
  • Ryan Martin


  • Emily Mays
  • Ryan Martin

Trap Set

  • Dr. Michael Sekelsy


  • Emily Mays

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