Jingle bells

Ferris Jazz Symphony and West Central concert bands holiday concerts coming soon

Winter is right around the corner and students in the Ferris Symphony and Jazz band are getting ready to give Ferris students some holiday tunes to vibe to.

Ferris annual holiday concerts are quickly approaching. Ferris Symphony and West Central Concert Band Director Richard Scott Cohen and Ferris Jazz Band Director Matt Moresi are excited for students to sit back and listen to popular Christmas songs before exam week.

“I really look forward to sharing the work of the band with the public,” Moresi said.

The Ferris Jazz Holiday Band concert is Thursday, Dec. 8. The Ferris Symphony and West Central Band concert, “A Symphonic Santa Sunday,” will be Sunday, Dec. 11. Both concerts will be in Williams Auditorium.

The songs performed at the concert will range from upbeat ballads to slow melodies. Songs that will be familiar to students will include “Silent Night” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

The “A Symphonic Santa Sunday” concert will be kid friendly. Children can expect to see Santa Claus and local clown, Dynamite.

“I always like the sing-along towards the end of the concert. It’s fast and very familiar music,” Cohen said.

Students who plan to attend the Ferris Jazz Band Holiday concert can expect to hear holiday music arranged in a number of styles. Music from traditional big band swing to mambo and rock.

The songs that will be played at this concert will be different than the last few holiday concerts.

“Changes since last year include new band members, different songs and a few small group performances,” Moresi said.

Both bands have additional concerts coming up in the spring semester.

For more information about Ferris’ band visit the Music Center located on North Quad.