The Fairmont State University Department of Music is excited to announce a special Jazz Ensemble Concert which will take place in Colebank Hall at Fairmont State University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. The concert will feature jazz classics as well as some lighter holiday charts.
Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.
Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will offer three concerts at the end of the spring 2013 semester.
On April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Room 229, the FSU New Music Students Ensemble, as well as guest performers, directed by Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum, will perform original works composed during the spring semester. The concert will conclude with a new work written on newly designed instruments from the course.
The Fairmont State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main St., Clarksburg. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
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