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Music - Concert Band, Concert Choir, Ensembles

RCTC Music includes Band, Choir, and our show choir, the Aires. The band, choir, and Aires perform several concerts on and off campus each year. Director: Chuck Blattner, Chuck.Blattner@rctc.edu, 285-7576. RCTC Music also offers a variety of music classes for degree and non-degree seeking students alike. We also offer classes in Music Technology with state of the art music studios. To view classes, degree and program options, click on the following link. http://www.rctc.edu/program/music/

2016-2017 Upcoming Music Events for Fall Semester:

We hope you can join us for "A Celebration of Christmas!" Click here to view event poster
Featuring the RCTC Concert Band, Concert Choir, Aires and Jazz Combo
An annual favorite of many, this concert offers a blend of traditional Christmas carols as well as contemporary pieces and sacred as well as secular music. The concert begins in Hill Theatre where you will hear a beautiful blend of sacred carols with subdued lighting. During intermission, we adjourn to the dining room--one floor over the theatre--for build your own ice cream sundaes, cookies, beverages and some fun, sprited holiday tunes by the jazz combo. Then, we return to the Hill Theatre for the second half of our concert where you can expect to be greeted by jolly music, mischievous elves and a special visit from the "big guy" himself---Santa!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
December 8, 9, 10, 2016
Hill Theatre
Tickets: $10.00 Adults
$8.00 Sr Citizens 65+, Children 12 and under, non-RCTC students
Cash or Check Only Please. Reserved Seating.
RCTC students receive one free ticket with valid student ID
507-285-7200 for tickets and more information
**NOTE: New Box Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted.

The RCTC World Drum Ensemble brings its dynamic and explosive sounds along with the driving rhythms of our percussion repertoire to the Hill Theater for the Fall Semester Concert. Tuesday, December 6, 4:00pm. Free Admission.
Pieces include a Traditional Ghanaian (West Africa) Bell Processional and Donno (Talking Drum) piece, 3 Brazilian sacred songs from Umbande sung in Portuguese accompanied by atabaque (conga) drums and bell, always a feature of our shows is a smoking hot set of Brazilian Sambas culminating with a finale of Samba Reggae from Bahia (Northeastern Brazil). We look forward to seeing you there!

You are cordially invited to attend the "Creativity and New MediaConcert"
Monday, December 12th at 4:00 in the 3rd floor College Center Cafeteria (one floor above Hill Theatre).
The concert features original music, video, and lights compositions by students from the Electronic Music I and II classes, and the Music, Video, Lights-2 class. The event is open and free to the public. Hope to see you there.

NOTICE: The Box Office will be closed during the Thanksgiving Break, November 24-27. Ticket sales will resume on Tuesday, November 29.

If you wish to place your name on our mailing list to receive notice of all Music/Theatre events here at RCTC, call the ticket office at 507-285-7200

If you are a student who is interested in joining any of the performing ensembles such as Band, Choir or Aires, see director Chuck Blattner. You may contact him by e-mail: chuck.blattner@rctc.edu or voice mail: 507-285-7576. His office is located on the 1st floor in the College Center Building, Room #CC112.


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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