The FCB presents a holiday classic featuring the 95 piece FCB Concert Band under the direction of Damien Crutcher presenting an entertaining array of concert band classics and holiday favorites. Selections include "Panoramic Fanfare", "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," and "Overture to Candide".
We regret to announce that Anjan Shah will not be able to perform at the concert as was publicized due to an unforeseen personal conflict. Saxophonist Andrew Bishop from the University of Michigan Department of Jazz has graciously agreed to appear instead and will Perform Jack Stamp’s “Jig Saw” as planned. More on Andrew Bishop below.
Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in many musical idioms. He maintains an international career and serves as an Associate Professor and Chair of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bishop’s three recordings as a leader have received widespread acclaim from national and international journals. As a composer and arranger he has received over 30 commissions; numerous residencies and awards and recognition from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the Andrew W. Melon Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He earned five degrees in music including a DMA in music composition from the University of Michigan. Bishop is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist.