Photo Gallery: Community Colleges Celebrate Music from the Movies

Nikayla Kussatz and Lindsey Temaat

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  • The Allen Community College, Fort Scott Community College and Neosho County Community College Choirs and Bands collaborated to perform a combined concert last Wednesday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola.

  • Paul Borcherding and Austin Ferguson performed in the Allen Jazz Band at the concert.

  • Iola High School Student Spencer Ames was featured during Allen's Jazz Band performance.

  • Ryan Moffet, of Yates Center, played the trumpet for the combined concert.

  • Virgil Wright played several solos on the tenor saxophone during the concert.

  • The Allen Concert Band was among one of the first ensembles to perform.

  • Hayden Hermann rocked out on the drumset during several of the performances.

  • The Fort Scott Community College Band performed four selections during the combined concert.

  • Seth Ernst directed both the Fort Scott Community College band and choir.

  • The Fort Scott Community College Band performed four selections during the combined concert.

  • The combined band performed "John Williams: Movie Adventures" leading into intermission on Wednesday night. The piece was conducted by Seth Ernst of Fort Scott Community College.

  • Following intermission, the Allen Community College Choir, directed by Adrienne Fleming, took the stage.

  • Hannah Bartlett, of Harrisonville, MO., was featured on several solos throughout the combined concert.

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  • Following intermission, the Allen Community College Choir, directed by Adrienne Fleming, took the stage.

  • Freshman Carolyn Appleton was also a featured soloist during the Allen Choir's performance.

  • Fort Scott Community College Choir performed "Hallelujah" and "I'm A Believer" during their set.

  • Fort Scott Community College Choir performed "Hallelujah" and "I'm A Believer" during their set.

  • Fort Scott Community College Choir performed "Hallelujah" and "I'm A Believer" during their set.

  • The Neosho County Community College Choir was directed by Alan Murray.

  • The Neosho County Community College Choir was the last individual ensemble of the night.

  • Alan Murray, of Neosho County Community College, directed the combined choir in their performance of "Music from Les Miserables," a 16 minute medley from the Tony award-winning musical.

  • Adrienne Fleming, of Allen Community College, directed "Skyfall" performed by the combined choir.

  • Hunter Crane, who played several instruments throughout the concert, rocked out on the bass guitar during the finale performance of "Disney Film Favorites."

  • Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, the director of bands at Allen Community College, led the combined choir and bands in their finale performance of "Disney Film Favorites," which he arranged.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, the director of bands at Allen Community College, led the combined choir and bands in their finale performance of "Disney Film Favorites," which he arranged.

The Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola was bustling with community members and the sounds of three Southeast Kansas community college music programs performing “Music from the Movies” last Wednesday, April 10. The combined concert featured ensembles from Allen Community College, Fort Scott Community College, and Neosho County Community College, and was the first of it’s kind.

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