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Winter Dance Concert

Come join us for the third annual Winter Dance Concert on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC Auditorium. Support friends and family in Dance Performance classes as they demonstrate grace and style from Hip Hop to Contemporary, even Tap and Ballet! You won’t want to miss this debut performance of the Warsaw Select Dance Ensemble. And for those of you who love to dance or just a good chance to stand in front of an audience, all audience members are invited to join us on stage for our last number, a traditional tap anthem called the Shim Sham! Tickets are $5.00 general admission, and all proceeds go directly back to the dance program for the purchase of costumes and shoes for future dance students.

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WCHS Choral Department

The WCHS Choral Department will present their December Holiday Concert at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the WCHS Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature all four high school choirs performing a wide variety of seasonal favorites as well as fresh new arrangements of classic pieces. The Select Chorale will be featured. The concert will close with the traditional singing of Silent Night along with sign language.

There is no admission charged for the concert but monetary donations will be accepted for local charities. The groups are under the direction of Thomas Hall and accompanied by sophomore, Jonathan Harstine.

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The Symphonic Wind Ensemble from IPFW (Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne) will
present a free concert at 7:30pm on Monday, November 30th in the Warsaw Community High School
Performing Arts Center. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Daniel Tembras,
Director of Instrumental Studies at IPFW.

The Wind Ensemble will perform works by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Franz Josef Haydn, and
Gustav Mahler. In addition to the band, the program will feature performances by the IPFW Clarinet
Trio, Saxophone Quartet, and Trombone Quartet. Dr. Samuel Savage, IPFW Coordinator of Studio Voice,
will also perform a vocal solo with the ensemble.

The IPFW Symphonic Wind Ensemble consists of approximately forty student musicians performing on
woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Ensemble members include three recent graduates of
Warsaw Community High School: Emily Sumner, Mason Sumner, and Nathan Sheetz. For more
information about the ensemble, contact the IPFW Music Department at 260-481-6714 or

The Warsaw Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Departments will present their Veterans Day Concerts on Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm in the Lakeview Middle School Gymnasium. The concerts will feature the Edgewood Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Orchestra and Lakeview Middle School Orchestra. The bands are under the direction of Mr. Joseph Peloza. The Edgewood Choirs are directed by Mr. Dan Beam and the Lakeview Choirs are under the direction of Mrs. Judy Becker. The Middle School Orchestra is under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Stalcup. The concerts are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The Middle School Bands, Choirs and Orchestras would like to cordially invite all veterans and their families to attend these concerts in their honor.

The Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, the “Commodores,” presents the finest in America’s truly original music. A specialty unit of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., the group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “big band” musicians. Under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Commodores combine the best of jazz and popular music.

Since their founding in 1969, the Commodores have become one of the most acclaimed jazz ensembles in the country. Many jazz legends have appeared with the group, including Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Bruce Johnstone, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Clark Terry and Eugene “Snooky” Young. In addition, they have opened for the Beach Boys and appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning, America.” They are highly sought after by the nation’s foremost jazz festivals and educational conferences such as the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, The Midwest Clinic, the Detroit/Montreux Jazz Festival and the Elkhart (Ind.) Jazz Festival. They are also featured at the annual Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium.

The Commodores trace their roots to before World War II, when Band members with jazz experience formed dance bands and rehearsed on an as-needed basis for specific occasions. Responding to public demand for unique types of music as well as the changing needs of Navy recruiting, then Ensign Ned Muffley formed a dance band in 1966 from members of the concert and ceremonial units, and in 1968, preparations began to make the ensemble a separate group. In January 1969, the “Dance Band” officially became the “Commodores” jazz ensemble.

Their performances are high-energy affairs that not only pay tribute to the legendary big bands of yesterday, but also feature original compositions by members of the group. In 2008, the Commodores released their latest compact disc, Directions. The Commodores continue to preserve the great heritage of jazz while also being innovative force for the future.

Come see the Navy Commodore Jazz Band this Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm. Doors open at 2:30 and space is limited so arrive early to insure a seat. Concert is at Lakeview Middle School located at 848 East Smith Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580. This is a free concert and one not to be missed! Concert brought to you by the Warsaw Performing Arts Center.

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