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March 10, 2004


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SWING BAND TO JOIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA FOR APRIL 7 SHOW

    OSWEGO -- The Uptown Society Orchestra and Oswego State Jazz Orchestra will join forces for a 7 p.m. performance on Wednesday, April 7, in the Hewitt Union ballroom at SUNY Oswego.

    The State Singers vocal ensemble, led by Rob Auler of the SUNY Oswego music department, will open the admission-free show.

    The Uptown Society Orchestra consists of established players from Central and Western New York. While on campus, some of them will provide workshops for college musicians.

    Rick Holland, an assistant professor of music and a member of the Uptown Society Orchestra, said he saw this as an opportunity to have professional musicians give pointers to the student players as well as work with them to entertain the community.

    "We're going to play mostly music of the Swing Era for this concert," he said. Many of the "great traditional writers" of that time, such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington, created their scores for orchestras of about 10 pieces, he added.

    Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to attend this event should contact the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130 in advance.

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