SBCC to host April concerts showcasing music programs


Courtesy of Eric Heidner

Maxton Schulte, Channels Staff

City College’s music department will be putting on four shows this month, a pop and electronic concert, a concert band performance, a concert choir performance, and a jazz-ensemble concert.   

To kick off April, City College’s Music 120 program will be showcasing its diverse performing and songwriting talents for the semesterly Music Now concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Garvin Theatre.

The evening will feature 25 performers, 15 acts, 18 original songs, with an additional 18 students running sound, according to a program for the event. The music will include a range of genres, spanning rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, modern indie, electronica, and even chamber pop and mood music. Former City College student and local producer, Joveth Jorquia, will be closing the evening with a set from his live project.

Three days after Music Now, the music department’s 92-piece Concert Band will be performing a 2-hour set featuring City College students, instructors, and local adult musicians. The event will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Garvin Theatre.

Instructor Eric Heidner will be conducting the evening’s seven classic and contemporary pieces,  one of which will include a special debut of guest conductor Cody Anderson’s original piece “Tales of an Adventurer.”

City College’s Concert Choir will also be hosting its first of four concerts this year, featuring over 100 male and female vocalists performing alongside an orchestra. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the First United Methodist Church.

Finally, at the end of the month, the Big Band Blowout concert will be highlighting this semester’s various jazz ensembles of beginning students, advanced students, and professional instructors.

The concert features engaging back to back sets from the Monday Madness Big Band, Lunchbreak Big Band, jazz improvisation combos, and the vocal jazz choir. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the Garvin Theater.

General tickets for all the performances are $15 and $10 for students and seniors.