Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Fairmont State Stage Band, under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman, will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Turley Center Ballroom.

The concert will feature the vocal stylings of three guest soloists. Leigh Anne Bolyard, a senior music major at FSU, will be singing Johnny Mercer's "I Remember You" from the motion picture "The Fleet's In," as well as the Bette Midler picture "For the Boys." Kaela Kuhn, a junior music major originally from Hundred, W.Va., will be singing the Billy Joel ballad "Just the Way You Are." FSU Adjunct Professor of Musical Theatre Stephanie Adlington will sing "Orange Colored Sky," which was made popular during the 1990s with Natalie Cole and her "Unforgettable" album.

The concert will also showcase three theme songs from popular television shows. The 1970s will be highlighted by the "Odd Couple," the 1980s with "Johnny's Theme" from the "Tonight Show" and more recent times with the new arrangement of the theme from the animated television show "The Family Guy."

Other selections will include a progressive futuristic jazz piece entitled "Chronometry," the Latin fiery "Manteca," the Artie Shaw signature tune "Let's Dance," featuring FSU senior clarinetist Tiffany Brown, as well as other selections.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Huffman at (304) 367-4206 or vhuffman@fairmontstate.edu.