“Those Roaring Twenties” is the theme of this year’s concert as the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble perform pop tunes. This performance, to be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, will be under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music. Jim Leaman, adjunct instruction of percussion, will be the guest soloist.
The concert is free and open to the public, however, tickets are still required. Contact the MCPA box office at marathoncenterarts.org/ticket-office, or call the box office at 419-423-2787.
Leaman has extensive experience in music. He retired as a band director and music teacher from Lima City Schools, and taught percussion at Ohio Northern University and Bluffton College.
Leaman is now in his 39th season as a principle percussionist and timpanist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the Lima Area Concert Band and the Lima Marimba Ensemble, and he freelances with various groups in the Lima area. He also is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Ohio Music Education (serving as a percussion adjudicator), American Federation of Musicians local 320 and he is a lifetime member of the college honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
As a soloist, Leaman is no rookie. He has also performed for the Lima Symphony and the Lima Area Concert Band.
At Intermission, band seniors will recognize UF faculty and staff members at UF who have been influential in their lives.