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Evangel University to hold combined Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra concert

Published on Apr 6, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



Matt Moore, director of bands

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra will present a combined concert on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel on Evangel’s campus, located at 1111 N. Glenstone Avenue in Springfield. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Symphonic Band will kick off the concert with the Jazz Orchestra following. Both ensembles are currently under the direction of Mr. Matt Moore, director of bands and program coordinator of recording technology.

In honor of the late Dr. Joel Griffin, EU director of jazz studies, the Jazz Orchestra will release three videos featuring Grammy Award-winning artists John Daversa, Jay Daversa, Steve Wiest, and Gary Smulyan. Griffin considered all four performers masters of jazz.

Symphonic Band Program

  • Undercurrents by Robert Buckley
  • Appalachian Springs by Aaron Copland, arranged by Robert Longfield
  • Metal by Brian Balmages
  • March “Grandioso” by Roland F. Seitz, arranged by Alfred Reed

 Jazz Orchestra Program

EU’s Jazz Orchestra
  • Song for Bilbao by Pat Metheny, arranged by Alan Baylock
  • Waiting for Spring by Scott Harris
  • Strasbourg St. Denis by Roy Hargrove
  • Jersey Bounce arranged by Sammy Nestico
  • In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington, arranged by Oliver Nelson
  • Young and Foolish by Albert Hague, arranged by Frank Mantooth

The Department of Music

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers degrees in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music: Recording Technology, and Music: Worship Leadership. Each program is carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.