B-CU to Host 39th Annual Spring Concert
Bethune-Cookman University will host its 39th annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m., at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Spring Concert, which will feature the Concert Chorale and the Symphonic Band, is sponsored by the B-CU Board of Counselors as a thank you to the local community for its ongoing support of the university. The Concert Chorale is the school’s principal vocal performance ensemble, featuring more than 80 student singers, musical accompanists and 10 dancers. The Symphonic Band is a 50-plus wind ensemble featuring piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, trombones, French horns and tubas. The students will perform classical as well as traditional music.
“For 110 years, the university has played a vital role in the community. The Board of Counselors, comprised of local business and civic leaders, is dedicated to maintaining this connection,” said B-CU President Dr. Edison O. Jackson. “We are grateful for the community support and want to thank our neighbors by showcasing the talent of our students.”
Bethune-Cookman University was founded in 1904 and serves the community via three campuses. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.
Beverly JamesDirector of Communicationsjamesb@cookman.edu
About Bethune-Cookman University
Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.