WSCC Wind Symphony to perform at Shelby High School.

February 1, 2018

WSCC Wind Symphony to perform at Shelby High School.

SHELBY — The West Shore Community College Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble perform in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Shelby High School Auditorium.

This is a rescheduled performance due to inclement weather on Dec. 13.

With nearly 120 musicians, the symphony is comprised of talented community members of all ages and hard-working high school and college students aspiring to bring their best musicianship to each concert.

During the Wind Symphony concert, John Taranko, director of bands at Hart Area Schools, will conduct a piece arranged for wind band entitled “Rejouissance.”

“The college’s music ensembles would not have the level of involvement from high school students without the continuous support of the many band directors across our region,” said Ted Malt, professor of music studies and director of the Performing Arts Series. “John has been an incredible asset to our WSCC music family. Many of his former band students have received music scholarships to attend the college. John also plays lead trumpet in our jazz ensemble.”

The college’s percussion ensemble has also flourished under the direction of Xavier Verna. Verna is the executive director of the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts and holds a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Michigan.

“Xavier has been an incredible addition to our program as it will be evident in the ensemble’s performance during the Wind Symphony concert,” Malt said.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now at the WSCC Box Office, 231-843-5507 or online at


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