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Blinn Music Department closing the semester with five instrumental concerts

Free performances will be held at the Dr. W.W. O'Donnell Performing Arts Center

April 29, 2022

The Blinn College District Music Department will hold a series of end-of-semester concerts that will include performances by the symphonic band, wind symphony, and several ensembles.

All of the performances are free and open to the public, with no ticket required. They will be held at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center at 600 Blinn Blvd. ( map ) on the Brenham Campus.

The jazz ensemble will perform Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. The woodwind and brass chamber ensembles will perform Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. The brass chamber ensemble will be under the direction of conductor Dr. Kendall Prinz and coach Jon Kratzer.

The symphonic band will be in concert Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m., with the percussion ensemble and steel drum band performing Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The wind symphony will close the semester with a concert Sunday, May 8, at 5 p.m.

The woodwind ensemble recital will feature Blinn music students of professors Jessica Borski, Brian Klekar, and Jill Stewart, along with guest performers from the Brenham High School and Brenham Junior High School bands.

Live streaming for select events will be available on the Blinn College Music YouTube Channel.

“These concerts represent the culmination of a lot of hard work by our students and directors,” said Todd Quinlan, Performing Arts Department Head. “We hope the public will enjoy the wide variety of music performed during this week of celebration.”

Blinn’s Music Program offers a variety of performance opportunities with the Buccaneer Band, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, jazz band, percussion ensemble, steel drum band, color guard, chamber choir, concert choir, and women’s choir.

Blinn offers a variety of scholarships for students who wish to participate, regardless of their major. Scholarships are awarded based on musical ability and the recommendation of a high school ensemble director and auditioning for the Music Program also serves as the student’s scholarship audition.

Blinn’s Music Department offers small classes, one-on-one attention, practical learning, and accessible faculty so that students are actively engaged in a superior learning environment. Students can pursue an Associate of Arts Degree in Music that provides a solid foundation in the creative and technical aspects of music, including music theory, history, composition, and performance.

For more information about Blinn’s music ensembles as well as scholarship and audition information, visit www.blinn.edu/music.

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