Mount Vernon Nazarene Music Department to host Christmas Festival, Central Ohio Honors Band

Staff report

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Music Department will host several musical events this holiday season.

The MVNU Music Department will present the biennial Christmas Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.The community is invited to join in celebrating the season with a wide variety of Christmas music. The concert will feature Music Department choral and instrumental ensembles as well as a short carol sing.

The MVNU Music Department will present an evening of jazz on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Prince Student Union. The MVNU Big Band and Jazz Combo will play an evening of jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.

MVNU is proud to host the 2015 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will feature over 200 young musicians from Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow, and Richland Counties and over 60 participating schools.

The day will feature a morning of instruction for both bands, and will culminate with a final concert at 3:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. This event will feature guest conductors for both the middle school and high school bands.

Staff report