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University Band offers ‘Ode to Joy’ Sunday at Green Center

Although spring showers may bring flowers, in Greencastle they seem to also bring an abundance of music. Before heading over to the fairgrounds Sunday for the Spring Fling Music Fest benefiting the Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, the DePauw University Band invites the community to its spring 2018 concert benefiting the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry (PCEFP).

The band concert, which will be held in Kresge Auditorium, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, allowing local music lovers to attend both events.

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Seniors Make Final Appearance with DePauw and GMS Jazz Ensembles Wednesday Night

A trio of pieces from different eras of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra highlight a collection of all-classic big band music to be performed on the DePauw University Jazz Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium.

The program, which marks the final performance together by a pillar group of graduating seniors, also includes works by Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington. An arrangement from Nelson Riddle rounds out the repertoire.

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DePauw School of Music Heralds in the Holidays, Dec. 2 & 3

The DePauw University School of Music invites the community to come to Kresge Auditorium -- joyful and triumphant -- to hear its angelic ensembles herald in the season during its seventh annual Holiday Gala. This year’s festivities will be presented in two performances in DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts. Audiences can attend the full-length version of the popular program on Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m., or choose to attend a shorter, one-hour concert for families and children on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.

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University Band ‘Brings It’ for Putnam Emergency Food Pantry

Audiences can enjoy an uplifting array of works for symphonic band and wind ensemble at the DePauw University Band’s fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium — and give to a great community cause through its collection drive for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry.

Included on Sunday’s program will be Steven Bryant’s “Radiant Joy,” John Philip Sousa’s original suite, “Looking Upward” and “Resting in the Peace of His Hands,” a beautiful work by John Gibson, which takes inspiration from a sculptural relief by Käthe Kollwitz.

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