Spring is here and Doane's music department is ready to celebrate with their annual "Swing Into Spring" concert Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium.
The free concert wraps up a two-day tour of high schools by Jazz Unlimited and Doublewide. The tour includes performances at the following high schools: Columbus, Wayne, Plainview, Norfolk and Stromsburg.
Jazz Unlimited, directed by Kara Baxter, is an ensemble of jazz singers which performs regularly throughout the Midwest. Doublewide, directed by Dr. Kurt Runestad, is a student-organized vocal ensemble that presents entertaining performances of Doo-Wop, Barbershop and Gospel music. Jazz Ensemble, directed by David von Kampen, will join the two groups in Saturday's performance. Jazz Ensemble performs Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Latin and other styles.
Local musicians performing include, Jesse Koenig of DeWitt and Levi Gerlach of Plymouth.