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Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Appears in Concert

February 23, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Fresh off tour performances in Chicago and in Arizona, the Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, in Presser Hall (1210 Park Street, Bloomington).

The concert is open to the public at no charge.

The Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Thomas Streeter, professor of music and founder of the jazz program at the University's School of Music.

The 18-member ensemble, including vocalist Kathryn Lachey, a Sophomore from Arlington Heights, Ill., presented a concert at the Art Institute of Chicago on Feb. 13 and then gave two concerts on a weekend trip to Phoenix and Sun City, Ariz., on Feb. 19-22. The concerts were held in conjunction with Illinois Wesleyan alumni events.

The program for the concert will include selections from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Sammy Cahn.

The Jazz Ensemble is open to all students of the University by audition. Liberal arts students are encouraged to play side by side with their music major peers. The emphasis of the ensemble is to develop skills, which would make a student competitive in the jazz/commercial playing field, as well as competent in conducting an ensemble of their own. The literature for the ensemble includes the finest music from all big band styles, with an emphasis on jazz “classics."

The Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble

Alto Saxophone

Brent Bogen

Freshman

J.D. Darnall High School

Geneseo, IL

Dan Glade

Senior

Riverdale High School

Port. Byron IL

Tenor Saxophone

Cory Nelson

Junior

Niles West High School

Morton Grove IL

Kyle Charles

Freshman

Davenport Central High School

Davenport, IA

Baritone Saxophone

Mandy Andrews

Sophomore

Geneva High School

Geneva, IL

Trumpet

Kevin Thommes

Junior

Naperville Central High School

Naperville, IL

Ted Nichols

Freshman

Wheaton North High School

Wheaton, IL

David Banas

Freshman

Prospect High School

Mt. Prospect, IL

Amy LeClercq

Freshman

Hinsdale High School

Darien, IL

Vocalist

Kathryn Lachey

Sophomore

Prospect High School

Arlington Hts., IL

Trombone

Phil Arquette

Junior

Fenton High School

Bensonville, IL

Micah Stickling

Junior

Dunlap High School

Peoria, IL

Matt Hendrickson

Senior

Bradley-Bourbonnais High School

Bradley, IL

Bass Trombone

Lindsay Gross

Freshman

Naperville Central High School

Naperville, IL

Piano

Luke Gullikson

Sophomore

Washington High School

Cedar Rapids, IA

Bass

Phil Krawchuk

Junior

Fremd High School

Rolling Meadows, IL

Drums

Steph Lyon

Sophomore

Byron High School

Byron, IL

Percussion

Brian Baxter

Sophomore

Geneva High School

Geneva, IL

Sound Technicians

Kevin O'Keefe

Junior

Maine Twn. High School East

Glenview, IL

Mike Lawton

Freshman

Oak Park & River Forest High School

River Forest, IL