Newberry College Jazz Big Band
Thursday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Newbery College Jazz Big Band has a long, storied tradition. It serves as the keystone for the Newberry College Jazz Festival that takes place every March and has been running for over 60 years. The Jazz Big Band, led by Dr. Jerry Gatch, traditionally ends each academic year with a “graduation concert” right before commencement. Come and hear them finish off another school year with some jazz favorites as well as contemporary compositions.
As a requirement of Music degrees, the Jazz Big Band is just one of the ensemble options available by audition to Newberry College Music students each semester. Participation in this ensemble encourages self-expression within the medium of Classic and Contemporary Jazz. The Department of Music, a supportive student-centered community, is home to aspiring music teachers, performers, church musicians, and more. With small class sizes and an outstanding faculty of active performers who are also experienced teachers, we ensure that every student receives personalized and attentive instruction. Music has long been a dynamic aspect of campus life and our ensembles remain fixtures in the region.