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May the 4th bring jazz music to campus

May 2nd, 2022

Jazz Ensemble I plays in Krehbiel Auditorium.

The annual Jazz on the Green concert will take place Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m., with a rain location of Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.

The forecast at this point is indicating a likelihood of rain, but listeners should bring chairs or blankets for sitting on the Green in the middle of campus, just in case.

Please note the Krehbiel Auditorium location, rather than Memorial Hall, which some publicity listed in error.

The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support jazz study and performance at Bethel.

Joel Boettger leads jazz groups at Bethel, which currently are the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble I.

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #15 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #31 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, both for 2021-22. Bethel was the only Kansas college or university selected for the American Association of College & Universities’ 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, and has been named a TRHT Campus Center. For more information, see

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