Colorado Christian University brings jazz and symphonic bands to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Music lovers have an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine symphonic and jazz music on Wednesday, February 21st at 7 p.m. Living Water Bible Fellowship is sponsoring a free concert at Ortega Middle School, featuring the CCU Symphonic Band and “Mainstream” (big band jazz). Contact 719-589-6351 for more information.

The February 21st concert will feature a wide variety of music from classical to light popular to sophisticated jazz, with symphonic band standards performed by the Symphonic Band and toe-tappin’ jazz favorites by Mainstream. This event is a part of a six-day tour that takes these ensembles throughout Colorado.

According to Professor Mark Dorn, director of the bands, this tour showcases the entire instrumental music department as well as some of CCU’s finest jazz students. “This concert represents the culmination of nearly two semesters of rehearsing, performing, and touring for our band and jazz students. Our ensembles are at their best, and we try to provide a widely varied, highly enjoyable performance for our audiences. There should be something for everyone. This is also a great opportunity for parents and prospective students to get better acquainted with CCU and our music program.”

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is an inter-denominational, evangelical Christian liberal arts university, fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Serving approximately 5,000 students, CCU offers undergraduate, adult, weekend, re-certification and graduate programs. As the only university in the Rocky Mountain region enjoying full membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, CCU offers students a quality education that is distinctively Christ-centered and biblically-based.

With a heritage beginning in 1914, the university now offers more than 30 programs of study through its six schools – Business and Leadership, Education, Music, Theology, Humanities and Sciences and Adult and Graduate Studies. Over 3,000 students attend classes annually at CCU locations throughout Colorado, including Lakewood, Grand Junction, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.