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Jan. 24, 2014
U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble to perform at The Centre, Feb. 20
WELDON, N.C. The United States Air Force (USAF) Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Centre.

The event is free and open to the public, but guests must have a ticket to gain admission (limit five per household). Tickets are available, free of charge, by doing one of the following:
  • Visit The Centre's Box Office on the campus of HCC between the hours of noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday or call 252-538-4336 for information
  • Visit The Daily Herald office at 916 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and number of tickets requested to The Centre @ Halifax Community College, 200 College Drive, Weldon, N.C. 27890, Attn: The Box Office. The deadline to receive tickets by mail is Feb. 13.
  • Call 252-538-4320 for group tickets.
For more information on the 2014 HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events, call 252-536-7239, 252-536-7234 or visit www.halifaxcc.edu. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.

About Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
From the swingin' sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, the USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble plays with style and sophistication. Made up of outstanding Airman-musicians from around the country, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America's true art form, developing a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen. One of the few traveling big bands still in existence, Rhythm in Blue regularly performs for audiences across the eastern seaboard from Maine to South Carolina. Paying homage to the great big bands of Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Goodman, Rhythm in Blue also spotlights the works of modern bands and composers such as the Mingus Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, and John Fedchock's New York Big Band. With music dedicated to our veterans and all Airmen serving worldwide, Rhythm in Blue honors our American military heroes for their selfless sacrifice at every performance. Whether presenting the sounds of the great big band era the new sounds of today, Rhythm in Blue has something for audiences of all ages.
The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239