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Tibbs plays Greenville

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Hark Up returns to Greenville on Dec. 7

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The Education Foundation of Greenville is thrilled to announce that Hark Up Hometown Christmas is back in Greenville for the holidays.

A Hark Up Christmas concert is something you won’t want to miss and will surely put you in the Christmas spirit. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased by going to gpac.ludus.com and click on “Buy Tickets.”

A musical experience

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From Chicago to Smyrna with singer and saxophonist L. Glenn Walker

L. Glenn Walker has been singing and playing saxophone in the Midwest for the past seven decades.

Now living in Ionia, his career as a musician began in Chicago in the 1960s where his contemporaries included legends such as the Jackson Five and Curtis Mayfield, and continues to the present with frequent performances at the Smyrna Bar.

Belding marching band kicks off its competitive season

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While the Belding High School marching band may have only been competing for an exhibition score Saturday afternoon, to spectators in the crowd the students on the field appeared to perform as if they were already on Ford Field. 

During the annual Belding Band Invitational on Rudness Field, Belding High School served as host to 11 bands on the day spread out across three separate “Flight” divisions in the Michigan Competing Bands Association competition. 

Tri County marching band 4th at Belding invite, sets sights on state finals

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From the opening notes struck by the frontline pit percussion lining the sideline of Rudness Field on Saturday afternoon, the Tri County High School marching band performed with a level of focus and energy that will only grow in the next month to come. 

Competing at the annual Belding Band Invitational in Fight V of the Michigan Competing Bands Association competition, the 84-member band performed the majority of its show, “Babel,” in front of a large crowd — many of whom made the trip from the Howard City area to watch the band perform. 

CC-C students expand musical talents in new guitar class

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As a sixth-grader attempting to play the flute last school year, Anna McCarty, 12, was disappointed to find nothing but frustration. 

“I tried the flute, but it wasn’t really me,” she said. “I just couldn’t learn it and I didn’t enjoy it.” 

Majeska’s homecoming

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Pop artist/songwriter returns to hometown of Greenville for concert, Q&A with students

As her fingers graced the keys of the grand piano sitting center stage of the Greenville Public Schools Performing Arts Center, rising Nashville-based pop artist Majeska was well aware that she was no longer performing in “Music City U.S.A.” 

As she concluded a performance of her original song “Easy” before a group of Greenville High School choir students Friday morning, a moment of realization washed over the singer and songwriter — this was where it all started.

A neverending love of music

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For Danish Festival Band co-founder Bob Hansen, 89, a love of making music continues to grow with age 

Seated among his musical peers in the gazebo at Tower Riverside Park, Bob Hansen could be spotted at this year’s Danish Festival doing what he’s loved for more than 80 years — making music. 

Bob, 89, was performing as a member of the Danish Festival Band at the annual concert played along the Flat River on Aug. 18, gracefully moving the three valves of his large baritone while blowing note after note through the instrument. 

Floral Building benefit concert

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Bringing back Mr. Jack

Greenville native returns to career as musician, releases six-song EP

About 16 years ago, Dennis Ordiway created an alter-ego, Mr. Jack, that helped him launch a music career — including a full-length album and more than one million followers on MySpace.

With Mr. Jack having been on hiatus for several years, Ordiway recently broke Mr. Jack out of retirement and started taking to the stage once again.