Cedarville High School Jazz Band and Choralation to perform at Bach’s Lunch

Cedarville University music department invites you to attend Bach’s Lunch, a series of free noontime concerts featuring a wide variety of musical selections performed by various musicians at the Christian college in Ohio. Attendees are invited to bring a boxed lunch to enjoy during the recital.

On March 26, Bach’s Lunch presents the Cedarville High School Jazz Band and Choralation in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall.

The Jazz Band has earned excellent reviews from local audiences. The high-energy ensemble will perform hard-hitting swing, funk, rock and Latin music. Choralation, an auditioned vocal ensemble, has 31 members ranging from 9-12th grade. The vocal ensemble has earned superior ratings at district and state contests for the past four years. Choralation will perform a variety of choral literature including spirituals, classical, contemporary, pop and Broadway selections. The two groups will split the hour’s performance.

EDUCATOR TO SPEAK AT FINDLAY – The University of Findlay’s College of Education will host an event featuring inspirational speaker, educator and author Stacey Bess at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. Future and in-service teachers are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Bess will speak on the importance of service, mentorship, leadership and overcoming adversity. She draws from her inspirational personal story of teaching homeless children in a small shed known as The School with No Name. During her 11 years at the school, Bess overcame many struggles, including a battle with thyroid cancer. She learned that by teaching love, self-worth, personal power and courage, she could reach children who had been previously labeled “unteachable.”

Bess has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Utah. As a leading advocate for the educational rights of impoverished children, she has been recognized with several awards including the National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service.

Following the presentation, Bess will sign copies of her memoir “Nobody Don’t Love Nobody.” For more information, contact Julie McIntosh, dean of the College of Education, at 419-434-4062.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday’s View From The Pugh column features upcoming local events. E-mail
viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

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