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Bethel College jazz ensembles to present winter concert

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College jazz ensembles will present a winter concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. The program will include performances by the Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II. Director is Stephen Jones, instructor of music. Bethel College musicians in each of the ensembles:

Thresher Jazz Ensemble I

Saxophones Julia Fromm, freshman, Newton Sara Anne Hobbs, sophomore, Newton Lora Lynn Swartzendruber, senior, Plano, Texas Nathan Eigsti, freshman, Hesston Jess Rempel, freshman, Englewood, Colo.

Trumpets Curtis N. Shoup, senior, Mt. Eaton, Ohio Aaron Linscheid, freshman, North Newton (also in Jazz Combo) Todd Flory, senior, McPherson Kelcy Voth, freshman, Goessel Benjamin Voth, senior, Newton

Trombones Jerel Fast, freshman, Boulder, Colo. (also in Jazz Combo) Ryan O'Reilly, community musician, Newton Michael McKitrick, senior, Brandon, Fla. Russell Adrian, junior, Butterfield, Minn.

Piano Joshua Piper, sophomore, North Newton

Guitar Chris Janzen, senior, Fresno, Calif. (also in Jazz Combo)

Bass Matt Esau, senior, Hillsboro Andrew G. Gingerich, junior, Middlebury, Ind.

Drums Jesse Overright, junior, Normal, Ill. (also in Jazz Combo)

Jazz Combo

Trumpet - Aaron Linscheid, freshman, North Newton Trombone - Jerel Fast, freshman, Boulder, Colo. Guitar - Chris Janzen, senior, Fresno, Calif. Bass -Tory Doerksen, senior, Prescott Valley, Ariz. Drums - Jesse Overright, junior, Normal, Ill.

Thresher Jazz Ensemble II

Saxophones Marshall Sadiq, sophomore, Halstead Alex Unruh, freshman, Valley Center Darren Christopher Ramsey, freshman, Wichita

Trumpets D.J. Bookout, freshman, Pretty Prairie Sara Adrian, freshman, Butterfield, Minn. Peter Goerzen, freshman, Goessel

Trombone Matt Kaiser, sophomore, Inman

Guitar Matthew K. Steinmetz, sophomore, Bluffton, Ohio

Bass Ben Gundy, sophomore, Bluffton, Ohio

Drums Mark Saner, freshman, Goshen, Ind.

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