Jazz band plays for students ahead of Fall Break

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Tuesday, Oct. 9, the William Jewell College jazz band hosted a concert in White Atrium.

The concert was free and open to anyone to attend. Some attendees sat and listened to the concert while others stopped and listened as they were walking through the Union.

The jazz band is led by Dr. Chris White, Jewell’s low brass instructor. Students may join the jazz band through invitation or audition.

Caitlin Overmeyer, sophomore Oxbridge: Molecular Biology major, is a saxophone player in the jazz band and performed in the concert.

“The jazz band concert went really well, and I’m really proud of all the hard work we put in for this concert,” Overmeyer said. “It’s something really fun for me to do even though I’m not a music major, and I enjoy being able to play music in a more cool and casual setting.”

Chris Seward, junior biochemistry major, plays drums in the jazz band and spoke about practicing for the concert.

“It’s always rewarding to showcase all your hard work into a concert for people to enjoy. We’ve been practicing twice a week for a few weeks,” Seward said.

For Seward, seeing the reactions of audience members makes playing music rewarding.

“What I enjoy most is getting to see other people enjoy the music,” Seward said. “When you can get people moving from something as small as tapping their toe, to dancing, it’s a special feeling.”

Photo courtesy of Harper Vincent

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