Indian Hills spring concerts feature three local students
OTTUMWA — Three Henry County students will be taking part in the spring concerts being held at Indian Hills Community College next week. All three concerts will be held on campus in the St. John Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, May 2, Tonie Silva of Mt. Pleasant will be performing with the college’s show choir, Bridge City Explosion, at 7:30 p.m.
The songs to be performed will include “Beautiful City” from “Godspell,” “21 Guns” from “American Idiot” and “The Wizard and I” from “Wicked” as well as many other unexpected songs from the stage. Upton-Hill said there will be featured solo numbers, as well as small group and full-group performances.
On Sunday, May 5, Silva and Mason Ferguson of Wayland will be singing in the spring choral concert at 3 p.m.
The Indian Hills Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Laura Wiebe, will perform as well as two student-directed ensembles, The Crescenbros and Tono Bella. The free concert will feature a variety of American and British popular music. Highlights will include a medley of Beatles songs, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as performed by the Andrews Sisters and an arrangement of “Payphone” by Maroon 5.
Monday, May 6, Carrie Vincent of Mt. Pleasant will be performing with the jazz band at 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Professor David Sharp, the group will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary big band jazz pieces including “Low Blow” by Jay Chattaway, Count Basie’s “Lester Leaps In,” “One Step Ahead” by Mike Kamuf, Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder,” “My Funny Valentine” arranged by Sammy Nestico and the rarely-performed 1937 “Blues of Avalon” by the Texas band, Boots and His Buddies.