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Today — 7:30 p.m. — The Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Music will present a Holiday Concert featuring the GSW Chamber Singers and GSW Concert Choir. The concert will be directed by Julie Megginson, DMA, the Concert Band directed by Richard Swope and the Jazz Band directed by Mark Laughlin, DMA. This event will be in Jackson Performance Hall and is free to everyone.
Dec. 3 — Fall Showcase: The Americus-Sumter High Singers present their Fall Showcase at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Rylander Theatre. Tickets for the matinee are $5/advance and $6/at door and evening show tickets are $7/advance and $8/at door. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any Show Choir member.
Dec. 5 — Americus-Sumter County High School Band Christmas Concert
Dec. 12 — Staley Middle Band Concert
Mary Faye Dudley Powell, author of a children’s book, “The Adventures of Patroller Puffer,” talks about her book from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Lake Blackshear Regional Library.
Chamber Concert Series
Georgia Southwestern State University has announced its 2011-2012 Chamber Concert Series: Jan. 19 - Alfonzo Lopez, violin and Michelle Tabor, piano, Feb. 9 - Ensemble Chaconne, "European Masters in 18th c. London," Feb. 27 - Roger Chase, viola and Michiko Otaki, piano. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at GSW's Jackson Performance Hall. Season tickets for all concerts are available: adults/$45, GSW faculty and staff/$40, senior citizens/$35 and Habitat for Humanity volunteers/$25. GSW students and children 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets to individual performances are also available. For more information call 931-2204.