FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Concert Band will present classic wind band music during a concert at the new FMU Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The 45 piece band, which will be the first FMU Ensemble to perform in main auditorium, will present a program filled with energy and spirit according to Kelly Jokisch, the director of the band.
The College/Community Band is a college organization of high-caliber instrumentalists who contribute their talents to provide musical entertainment for college functions and community events.
Membership is open to all FMU students and area residents who are experienced concert band instrumentalists. Performances include traditional concert band music as well as popular and show music. Most of the 18 student members are supported by scholarship money regardless of choice of major.
The program began as a way to give students of FMU a chance to perform music, earn academic credit for performance in the ensemble, to become involved with other students in campus life, and help pay for their education.
Beginning with the spring 2002 semester, band rehearsals were rescheduled to Tuesday evenings and adult musicians from the region were invited to participate.
In addition to the fall performance the group will perform two more concerts at the PAC. The winter concert is on February 7, 2012 and the spring performance will be on April 17, 2012.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at www.fmupac.org, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
The PAC is located in downtown Florence at the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets.
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