The program will feature not only the Grace College Community Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Martin Becker, but also the popular 18-piece Truth in Jazz Big Band from Elkhart, Indiana. Additionally the concert will feature three soloists during the evening, including Jay Flippin from Lexington, KY, whose special arrangement “Tribute To The Duke” for jazz trio and concert band will be programmed.
The sixty-plus member Grace College Community Band is conducted by Martin Becker. Mr. Becker retired in 2002 as Director of Bands for Warsaw Community Schools and now is in his ninth year as director of the Grace College Wind Ensemble. The musicians include Grace College students, community members, several high school students and professional musicians.
The “Big Band ‘Pops’ Concert” will be on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:30 PM. It will be held at the Warsaw High Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the Concert starts at 7:30 pm May 5, 2011. Contact Martin Becker at Grace College if you need additional information about the Grace College Wind Ensemble.