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WC Music instructor featured artist at Jazz Festival

Ric Flauding, WC Music instructor featured artist at Jazz Festival.

Weatherford College music instructor Ric Flauding was the featured guest artist at the Rock Valley College Jazz Festival in Rockford, Illinois, earlier this month.

Rock Valley has two jazz bands, which both performed Flauding’s compositions including the premiere of “Soli Deo Gloria.” Also performed were Flauding’s “Moonlit,” “Cal & the Gang” and “Sonny.” Flauding conducted each piece in the festival finale concert and performed on other pieces conducted by Ken Stein. He also taught a clinic on improvisation composition and judged the festival band competition.

Past festival guests include Wayne Bergeron, Clark Terry, Frank Mantooth, David Baker and The Woody Herman Orchestra.