Instrumental Music

KCC Jazz BandWelcome to the instrumental music area at Kellogg Community College.

The KCC Instrumental Area offers a variety of performing opportunities for those interested in instrumental music. Our ensembles perform both on and off campus, including a recent presentation at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival where they played to much acclaim.  Other performances have included appearances at the annual Red Cedar Band Festival in Lansing, community concerts and other special events.

KCC music ensembles are open to students and community musicians. We encourage anyone interested in participating in any of our ensembles to please contact the Arts and Communication Department for additional information and registration details.  You may reach the department by calling 269-965-3931 ext. 2554 or by emailing the Music Area coordinator, Dr. Gerald Blanchard, at blanchardg@Kellogg.edu.

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Our Ensembles and Affiliates

KCC/Community Music School Concert Band

  • MUSI 160-01 (1 credit)
  • Laura Hirleman, director

Cereal City Concert Band

  • MUSI C160-01 ( no credit)
  • Sam Mclihagga, director

KCC Jazz Band

  • MUSI 161-01 ( 1 credit)
  • MUSI C161-01 (no credit)
  • Tom Lockwood, director

Instrumental Music Faculty

Music Faculty Contacts

Dr. Mark Wells, tenor (piano)
wellsm@kellogg.edu

Katharine Cary, piano (piano class and organ)
caryk@cbpu.com

Paula Krontz-Harris, piano (collaborative piano/staff accompanist)
paulakrontz@yahoo.com

Elle Ingalls, violin
ingallstar@sbcglobal.net

Nancy Brown, staff accompanist
nbrown@musiccenterscmi.com

Paul Freeburn, guitar
pfburn@yahoo.com

Laura Hirleman, clarinet/sax (Fundamentals of Music)
hirlemanl@kellogg.edu

Sara Cleland, piano (Music Appreciation)
clelands@kellogg.edu

Eric Campbell, trumpet
eric24824@me.com

Stephen Johnkoski, trombone (Music Appreciation)
johnkoskis@kellogg.edu

Robert Mulligan, percussion (Spanish)
mulliganr@kellogg.edu

Upcoming Instrumental Music Events

2014/2015 Music Season Preview

 

October 2014

October 25

7:00 pm

Cereal City Concert Band

Fall Concert

 Binda Performing Arts Center

(tentative)

October 28

6:30 pm

Community Music School/KCC

 Concert Band

Halloween costume contest concert

St. Philip Catholic Church

Parish Hall

 

November 2014

November 24

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Jazz Explosion

The Battle Creek VA

Medical Center

 

December 2014

December 1

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Sampler Concert

KCC Student Center

Bruin Cafe

December 3

1:00 pm

Student Recital Series Event

Performances by KCC students studying through the Individualized Music

 lesson program

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

December 9

7:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Jazz Explosion

Binda Performing Arts Center

December 10

1:00 pm

Student Recital Series Event

Performances by KCC students studying through the Individualized Music

 lesson program

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

 

 

December 13

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band with Charlotte Community Band

Fall Concert

Pennfield High School

Auditorium

December 14

3:00 pm

Community Music School/

KCC Concert Band

Christmas Concert

Music Center of  South Central Michigan

January 2015

February 2015

February 22

3:00 pm

Guest Artist Recital

Dr. Wendy Chu, pianist

Yu-Hsuan, pianist

Binda Performing Arts Center

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

February 22

TBA

KCC Jazz Band

Touring Event

Elmhurst Jazz Festival Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois

February 27

TBA

Cereal  City Concert Band With Albion College Symphonic Band

Goodrich Chapel Albion College

Albion, Michigan

March 2015

March 1

3:00 pm

Faculty Artist Recital Katharine Cary, pianist

Binda Performing Arts Center

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

March 7

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band

Bands on the Grand

Touring Event

Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 20, 21, 22, 2728, 29

7:30 pm

Sundays

3:00 pm

KCC Musical Theatre Production

The Pirates of Penzance

Binda Performing Arts Center

$5 staff, seniors and students

$10 general public

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

April 2015

April 13

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band

Concert

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center

April 21

7:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Spring concert

Binda Performing Arts Center

April 25

TBA

KCC Jazz Band

Touring Event

Thornapple Jazz Festival

Hastings, MI

 

April 27

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band

KCC Student Center

Main campus

May 2015

May 2

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band

Spring concert

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 3

3:00 pm

Faculty Artist Recital

“If it Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix it” part two

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 6

1:00 pm

Student Recital

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 17

3:00 pm

Community Music School/KCC Concert

Band

KCC Jazz Band

“And All That Jazz”

Binda Performing Arts Center