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Feb. 21, 2014
U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble performs in honor of Black History Month
WELDON, N.C. – The United States Air Force (USAF) Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble performed on Feb. 20 at The Centre in honor of Black History Month. This was the third time the Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble has performed on campus. The group performed in 2012, and also in February 2007 as part of the Heritage of America Band.

The event was part of the Lyceum Series of Special Events. It was free and open to the public. Patrons could get tickets by visiting The Centre’s Box Office or The Daily Herald office, calling The Centre Box Office or sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Centre.

From the swinging 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 or the new sounds of today, Rhythm in Blue has something for audiences of all ages.

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 was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
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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