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Christmas Concert to Highlight 2019 Community Talent Showcase

Published: November 21, 2019 | Author: Haven Scott | Category: Community Outreach

Person playing the flute

SUU Community Education is inviting the community to a free night of Christmas music, song and dance, art, magic, and family fun at the 2019 Community Education Fall Showcase.

On Dec. 2, the Cedar City Community Band will make its first performance playing holiday-themed music that is sure to warm the heart and excite the little ones. Taught by Southern Utah University Director of Bands Dr. Adam Lambert, the band is comprised of community members who wanted to learn a new instrument, or dust off an old one for the first time in years.

The band members, coming from several southern Utah communities from Parowan to St. George, enrolled in the class three months ago are eager to perform their sharpened skills, Lambert said.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed leading this fabulous group,” he said. “We have a mix of abilities — but the group as a whole is very strong. I especially enjoyed getting to know the community members outside of our campus community. We have some amazing people who work very hard and are committed to making this experience happen at the highest level possible.”

The class is offered through SUU Community Education and will offer Christmas-time selections from both the string and brass sections of the band., said Assistant Director Susie Knudsen, as well as a talent showcase featuring works of art, soap making and many other amazing talents.

“We will have several art classes displaying the works they produced in a classroom-type setting taught by community experts to others who want to learn a new talent,” she said. “The students from the magic class are super excited to share what they have up their sleeve.”

The 2019 Community Education Fall Showcase is free for everyone to attend on Monday, Dec. 2 in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center on the campus of Southern Utah University, 351 W. University Blvd. in Cedar City starting at 6:30 p.m.

SUU Community Education offers classes, workshops and events for the purpose of generating fun, cultural, educational opportunities for those who love to learn. While increasing participant knowledge, programs are designed to provide non-credit experiences for community members wishing to develop new hobbies, skills and areas of personal interest.

For more information on how to register for SUU Community Education classes, visit suu.edu/wise or call (435) 865-8259. If you need help registering for a class, or would like to pick up a class schedule, stop by the SUU Alumni House at 351 W. University Blvd. in Cedar City.


Tags: Community and Academic Enrichment

Contact Information:

Susie Knudsen, Assistant Director
435-586-7759
susieknudsen@suu.edu