Fitchbyrds to perform on Dec. 6

November 30, 2023
Jazz band performing in the falcon hub
Poster for Fitchbyrds December 2023 concert

The Fitchbyrds, Fitchburg State University’s modern jazz band, will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Kent Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Directed by Assistant Professor Amy McGlothlin, the concert will feature students Joseph Ditavi, Joshua Leaffer, Christian Surette, Emjay Hanson, Jack Dancause, Tommy Adler-Mandile, Ronan Cords, Owen Thayer, and Christopher Shaddock, with faculty members Joseph Wachtel, Rala Diakite, Paul Luria and Paula Luria.

“The Fitchbyrds is created from students and faculty, and is a collaborative ensemble where the members choose the music, and then arrange it to suit the levels of the performers,” McGlothlin said. “This concert features a variety of genres including rock, jazz, and folk music.”

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