Spring Concert set for Sunday
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – The Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble and Bell Choir will perform its spring concert on Sunday, April 6, in the Don P. Pence Center for the Visual & Performing Arts.
The show will begin at 3 p.m. on Central’s Signal Peak Campus located at 8470 North Overfield Road between the cities of Coolidge and Casa Grande. Tickets for the event are $9 and may be purchased at the door, or by calling 520-494-5223.
The Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Professor Rick Moore and consists of approximately 50 members from six Pinal County communities.
The age of the performers ranges from 14-85 and includes individuals representing a broad spectrum of professions. The ensemble performs a wide range of standard concert band literature and lighter works of music.
Membership in the Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble is open to anyone enjoys and wishes to continue playing their instrument. Rehearsals occur on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:50 p.m.
The ensemble performs one concert on campus per semester through the Central Arizona College Entertainment Series.
Moore, a professor of music and the director of bands at Central Arizona College, is in his seventh year as director of instrumental music at the school.
His duties include conducting the Community Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, providing all brass and percussion private lessons, and teaching classes in music appreciation and jazz/popular music appreciation.
In addition to his college duties, Moore serves as the musical director for the Big Band Memories in Tucson and performs on the trumpet and saxophone with the Sonoran Jazz Ensemble, Rick Moore and His Horns, and the Phoenix-based Seniors Unlimited.
Moore is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor in Pinal County, the Phoenix area, and in many other parts of Arizona.
The Central Arizona College Handbell Choir is under the direction of Diane Rubio.