|JCC students performing at last year's Rock Ensemble. (Credit: Andrew Steen)|
JAMESTOWN, NY -- Jamestown Community College is set to showcase this semester’s installment of its student rock ensemble, “Spring Jam,” Thursday, May 10 at the Scharmann Theatre located in the Arts and Science Center.
A credited course, JCC’s rock ensemble is held at the end of every semester and always has a high level of anticipation. Students from all different musical backgrounds collaborate together working mostly on covers once a week for an entire semester and the result is a show like no other.
According to Bill Eckstrom, director of the rock ensemble program at JCC, "People can expect to see twelve acts of all different musical stylings this semester."
"Expect to hear a little bit of everything, ranging from metal and punk rock acts, to folk and acoustic," said Eckstrom.
Rock ensemble began back in 1983, but back then it was called “pop ensemble” due to fear of opposition from administration. Since then, the program has come a long way, both in production value and talent featured in the show. Lots of preparation goes into putting on the show both from the students, and from the music department faculty.
Tickets can be purchased through the JCC box office by calling 716-338-1187, or at the door, for $4. Also, for those looking for something a little more modest, JCC will be putting on Big Band, Jazz, vocal jazz, concert band, and a college choir concert. Both shows start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to come out and support some great young talent at JCC.