The Joliet Central Bands present their Fall concert on Sunday, November 18, 3pm, in the Joliet Central High School Auditorium.
The concert will feature the Joliet Central Concert Band and the Joliet Central Symphonic Band. Special guest artist with the symphonic band is Dr. Leah Schuman, trumpet professor from VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Schuman will be soloing on “Grand Russian Fantasia” and will perform as part of a trumpet ensemble on LeRoy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday.” Dr. Schuman’s performance is graciously sponsored by the JTHS Foundation. Additional trumpet ensemble members include Washington Junior High and Joliet All-City Band director Mr. R. Scott Barnas and student trumpeters Jakob Gudeman, Brian Guzman, Dustin Peloquin, and Tony Toledo.
The concert is free and open to the public. Guests should enter through the main entrance or through the J doors.
Artist bio: Leah Schuman is in her 18th year as Professor of Trumpet at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, where she has worked with hundreds of band directors and music teachers from across the United States and many parts of the world. She maintains an active career as a performer and clinician throughout the Chicagoland area and across the country. She holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as well as a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University. She is a former member of the St. Petersburg (Russia) State Chamber Orchestra and the Mahler Festival Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Schuman is also the Executive Director of the One City program at VanderCook College, which provides free musical instruments and jazz instruction to children in grades five through eight from underserved communities on Chicago's south side.