Dordt College News

Dordt Jazz Band wins Battle of the Bands

March 5, 2008

Jazz Band

A “Battle of the Bands” was hosted by Spalding Catholic School in Granville on February 26, featuring the Dordt College and Northwestern College jazz bands.

First place in the competition was awarded to Dordt College, with judging based on each band’s rendition of “Critical Mass,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Both jazz ensembles also shared additional music in their repertoire for the “Battle of the Bands” concert.

The Dordt College Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Robert Horton. Dordt students participating in the event were Lynn Edwards, Kenny Gradert, Leah Radde, Joel Pertsch, Nick Sohre, Jon Vroom, Lee Radde, John Rutgers, Jon Hjelle, Ben Christians, Sean Schiebout, Brandon Wipf, Jamin Hubner, Steve Mangold, and James McCall.

Dr. Horton said some of the music performed at Spalding will also be presented in a concert at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Titles include, “Dante’s View,” “Adelieland,” “Scat Cat,” “Nada Mas,” “A Gentle Touch,” and “Big Noise from Winnetka.”

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