ROCK SPRINGS – Western Wyoming Community College has released its schedule of fall musical performances, and practices have begun for students and community members who wish to participate in this semester’s programs. Openings remain for a variety of instrumental parts in the WWCC Jazz Ensemble, the WWCC Community Symphonic Band, and the BOCES Orchestra. The Green River and Rock Springs Collegiate Chorales also have room for additional singers.
WWCC Music Director and Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Joshua Wentz said there are openings for pianists and saxophone players (alto, tenor, or baritone) in the Jazz Ensemble; bassoon, oboe, horn, and percussion players in the Symphonic Band; strings and bassoon players in the BOCES Orchestra; and male tenor and bass singers in the Collegiate Chorales.
“We always need tenors and basses,” Wentz said. “And we need lots of strings and bassoons (for the orchestra). Anyone who plays these instruments, I would really love for them to join us this semester. And anyone who plays a different instrument, we’d love to have them come join us also.”
The BOCES Orchestra practices Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in B105. The BOCES Orchestra Concert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Rock Springs Collegiate Chorale practices Thursdays from 7 – 8:45 p.m. in Room 1005 on the Rock Springs campus. The Rock Springs Holiday Concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre.
The Rock Springs Collegiate Chorale will join the Green River Collegiate Chorale for two joint performances, one on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River, and one on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Holy Communion Episcopal Church in Rock Springs.
The Green River Collegiate Chorale practices Tuesdays from 7 – 8:45 p.m. in the John Wesley Powell Auditorium of the Green River Center. The Green River Collegiate Chorale will hold its annual holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Green River High School.
The WWCC Jazz Ensemble practices Mondays from 4 – 5:45 p.m. in Room B105 on the Rock Springs campus. The WWCC Community Symphonic Band practices Mondays from 7 – 9 p.m. in the same location. Both bands will participate in a WWCC Bands Concert in the Atrium on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The Jazz Band will also perform in a holiday concert on Monday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre, while the Community Symphonic Band will hold a holiday band concert on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre.
All ensembles are open for community participation. No auditions are required! To enroll, participating musicians should attend the next rehearsal with their instrument. There is a $20 participation fee for orchestra and choir members, with checks made payable to BOCES. There is also a tuition fee for band participation that will be paid through Western.
The complete list of musical performances for the Fall 2015 semester is as follows:
• WWCC Choirs Concerts – Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (GR) and Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Holy Communion Episcopal Church (RS)