TCTC Spring Concert
The Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) Choir and Jazz Band will present its annual spring concert on Friday, April 20, at 7pm in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Music instructor Julia West says the upcoming concert will showcase student talent through solos, as well as ensemble pieces by members of the choir and the jazz band. “Our performers are great as a group and shine as soloists,” said West. The all-female choir will present songs by successful female singer/songwriters including “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, “Cups” (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) and “How Far I’ll Go,” a song from Disney’s 2016 animated feature film Moana. Student soloists have also been selected to sing popular Broadway hits from shows like Les Miserables, Ghost and Hamilton. The concert will feature performances by the jazz band featuring three trumpets, one trombone, two guitars, one bass and one drummer. They will present upbeat, cool jazz pieces like Ornette Coleman’s “Chippie,” Eddie Harris’s “Cold Duck Time” and even a piece co-written by the band’s pianist, Cory Dodgens. West added that although the concert is free, donations to the College’s Music Scholarship Fund are welcome. The goal is to raise money for an endowed scholarship that will benefit students who want to enroll in the chorus class but cannot afford it.