Pharos-Tribune

Local News

April 4, 2013

Jazz Cabaret tonight

Swing choir, jazz band to perform

Logansport High School’s jazz band members will get a little extra treat before tonight’s Jazz Cabaret — 90 minutes of improvisation coaching from one of the area’s trumpet and jazz performers.

Bruce Knepper, an LHS alum now teaching jazz and trumpet performance at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, will be a guest trumpet soloist during the Jazz Cabaret at 7 p.m. today in the McHale Performing Arts Center. He’ll join high schoolers in both the jazz band and the swing choir for the performing arts department’s annual jazz concert.

Ned Boyd, who became Logansport High School’s band director last fall, said he and Knepper worked closely at Jefferson High in the past. “I was thinking we’d like to have somebody come, and then, well, I was like, ‘this is a no-brainer,’” said Boyd.

Knepper graduated from Logansport High School in 1978 and went on to perform professionally and teach. He’ll present a clinic about jazz music, including improvisation, this afternoon for Boyd’s jazz band players.

Then in the evening, they’ll put some of their improvisation skills to use, said Boyd.

The roughly 20 students in the jazz band will perform four pieces, including “some real swingers,” said Boyd. Some students will play improvised solos during the pieces.

They’ll be joined by the swing choir, a 30-member ensemble, to round out the hour-long concert.

“It’s kind of nice because it allows the swing choir to do a whole eight-piece set,” said Tim Cahalan, choir director for the Logansport schools.

The set will include songs from the musicals “Kiss Me Kate,” “Godspell” and a rendition of “The Wizard of Oz” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as such classics as “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.

For the performers, the highlight may well be a disco medley of songs like “Celebrate,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “It’s Raining Men.”

“It starts with the guys doing the falsetto,” explained Cahalan. “When we did that at our March concert, it got quite a reaction from the audience.”

The concert is free and will remain an informal music-only event, said Cahalan, rather than a full-fledged traditional cabaret. He’s hoping to see 200 to 300 attend.

Sarah Einselen is news editor for the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at sarah.einselen@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5151.

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Pharos-Tribune eEdition, or our print edition

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • NWS-PT042014 Monk String-MAK Local Lao-Thai celebration brings 'new year, new life' Five Buddhist monks sat cross-legged on the stage of the Cass County Memorial Home Saturday morning, draped in orange robes, their hair cropped close to their heads. Those in attendance sat and knelt on rugs before them, many wearing sashes over thei

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Hospital CEO calls for growth Logansport Memorial Hospital's president and CEO said the facility will continue with its goals for growth in his State of the Hospital address Friday. Among the hospital's goals for 2013 were to preserve existing net revenues and resources, achieve

    April 20, 2014

  • NWS-PT042014 ballistics vest.jpg Protective investment: Family donates dog's bulletproof vest A local family recently donated a bulletproof vest to protect the Cass County Sheriff's Department's new canine, Kurby. Dr. Gerhardt Winkel III, his wife Stephanie and their children Elizabeth and Benjamin donated the vest because Kurby is a Belgian

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-PT042014 miami co crash.jpg Two injured in Miami County crash PERU -- Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Ind. 19. According to a preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police, Rachael Pegg, 23, Mexico, was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Intr

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-PT042014 smith retirement.jpg Pastor retiring after 36 years After 36 years at Logansport First Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Dr. Horace Smith thinks it's time to call it quits. Smith is preaching his last sermon next Sunday as the church's pastor. He and wife Linda Smith plan to remain in Logansport, which

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police blotter: April 19, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 19, 2014

  • UPDATED: Logansport HS teacher arrested on child seduction charge

    A Logansport High School teacher was arrested Thursday on a charge of child seduction.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police blotter: April 18, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 18, 2014

  • NWS-PT041814 LC50 cords.jpg 50 years later WALTON -- Dean "D.A." Zehring graduated from the current Lewis Cass High School, but he never attended classes there. It's one of the unique characteristics of the graduating class of 1968, the first class to complete all four years of high school un

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Caston considers Logan bus stop FULTON -- Caston Schools administrators are considering establishing a bus stop a few miles outside its boundaries on the north side of Logansport. The school board recently discussed the feasibility of adding a bus stop for students transferring fro

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Should mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
eEdition