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SHU Student Band Program

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Sacred Heart Student Band

Pioneer Blast 2016!

April 2, 2016 | 7:00 PM

The Sacred Heart University Pep Band performs your favorite pieces from the 2015-2016 year in a unique concert event. Pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge!

Event held at the ECPA
$10 Admission


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Chamber Ensembles

April 23, 2016 | 3:00 PM

SHU Chamber Ensembles perform music from classical, contemporary, and popular styles. Join the Brass Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Sax Quartet, Flute Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and String Ensemble for a great evening of chamber music!

Event held at the University Commons Auditorium
Free Admission




Spring Band Concert

April 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM

Join the Sacred Heart University Band for an evening of great music featuring new and traditional works for band!

Event held at the ECPA
$10 Admission


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Sacred Heart Music Faculty Concert Series

Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars

March 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars Play Antonio Carlos Jobim. The concert will feature Joe Carter (U.S.A.) on guitar, Ali Ryerson (U.S.A.) on flute, Hendrik Meurkens (Germany) on harmonica, David Finck (U.S.A.) on bass and Adriano Santos (Brazil) on percussion.

This multi-national quintet will perform the familiar (The Girl From Ipanema, One Note Samba, Quiet Nights) and the not-so-familiar (Choro, Caminhos Cruzados, Chovendo na Roseira) compositions of perhaps the most important Brazilian composer of the 20th century - Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim aka "Tom" Jobim.

A.C. Jobim was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer and pianist/guitarist. He was the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally. Widely known as the composer of Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema), one of the most recorded songs of all time, Jobim created a large number of songs that are today included in jazz and pop standard repertoires.

The group performs Jobim's compositions, staying true to the original melodies and maintaining Jobim's vision for his compositions but, at the same time, adding a North American Jazz aspect of improvisation. This allows the performers the ability to interpret Jobim's music and apply their musical personalities to the music, creating a very distinctive and original sound.

Joe Carter is the director of Sacred Heart's Academic Music Program.

Event held at the ECPA
Free Admission

SHU Brass Fest!

April 24, 2016 | All Day

Join the Sacred Heart University Faculty Brass Quintet, the Nautilus Brass Quintet, and special guest artists the Atlantic Brass Quintet for a day of workshops, masterclasses, rehearsals, and performances. Brass players bring your instruments for a massed brass ensemble! Open to the public, Brass Fest will benefit the work of BLUME Haiti (www.BLUMEHaiti.org) and the advancement of music education in Haiti.

Event held at the ECPA
Suggested Donation: $15

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