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Coastal Carolina University presents Spectrum concert

September 8, 2009

Coastal Carolina University's bands and chamber ensembles will present the 5th annual Spectrum Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The concert will include performances from the University's Flute Choir, the Sax Ensemble, CCU African Drum and Dance Ensemble, C-PAN (steel drum band), Jazz After Hours band, the Coastal Guitar Quartet and the Symphonic Band. The program will include jazz, calypso and other world music. The Symphonic Band will perform selections from the hit movie "Superman" and conclude with the rousing "National Emblem" march by Edwin Eugene Bagley.

General admission is $9; alumni and senior citizens (65+) as well as Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members $7; teens (11-17) are $3; and children (10 & under) are free. Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) students are allowed one ticket per valid ID at $3; University and HGTC faculty and staff are allowed two tickets per valid ID at $3 each.

The Flute Choir, directed by Amy Tully, associate professor of music, is composed of five members of the flute family: piccolo, Eb flute, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute.

The Guitar Quartet is directed by Dan Hull, instructor of music, and features an eclectic mix of music from modern to jazz to classical.

The Sax Ensemble, directed by Dan O'Reilly, instructor of music, performs classical and jazz as well as popular music. O'Reilly also directs the Jazz After Hours band which specializes in American forms of music.

The African Drum and Dance ensemble is a high energy combination of rhythm and movement, directed by Kurry Seymour, director of percussion studies and the University's assistant director of bands. Seymour also directs the steel drum band, C-PAN.

The 65-member symphonic band is directed by James Tully, associate professor and director of bands at Coastal Carolina University.

Tickets may be purchased at the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502.