Angelina College’s Jazz Combo and AC Chamber Winds will team up in a concert guaranteed to get the fall performance season kicked off just right.
The musicians will be jamming inside the Hudgins Hall Auditorium on the AC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The Combo’s scheduled program includes “Blues in the Closet” (Oscar Pettiford), “Summertime” (George Gershwin) and “‘C’ Minor Blues” (Jamey Aebersold).
The Combo includes both AC students and faculty members. Personnel scheduled to perform are Morgan Robertson (Groveton), trumpet; Andrea Leaman (Crockett), trumpet; Sarah Cook (Lufkin), tenor sax; Christian Turbeville (Hudson), alto sax; Daniel Kiesel (Lufkin), bass; Garrett Newton (Hudson), guitar; Tyler Dover (Livingston), drum set; Aaron Mason (Huntington), drum set/auxiliary percussion; and AC music instructor Larry Greer, piano/director.
The AC Chamber Winds feature musicians from throughout the East Texas area. Scheduled performances include “Aztec Fire” (Jay Bocook), “Acclamations” (Ed Huckaby) and “Forge of Vulcan” (Michael Sweeney).
Chamber Winds performers are Rose Wilson (Diboll), flute; Megan Turrentine (Groveton), Bb clarinet; Rey Hernandez (Lufkin), Bb clarinet; Morgan Robertson (Groveton), trumpet; Andrea Leaman (Crockett), trumpet; Daniel Kiesel (Lufkin), trombone; Keodrick Young (Lufkin), trombone; Jimmy Battle (Lufkin), bass trombone, Director of Chamber Winds; Carl Wallace (Diboll), tuba/guest musician; Aaron Mason (Huntington), percussion; and Zack Foxworth (Warren), percussion. For further information, contact Larry Greer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Stallard’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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