The Noteables jazz ensemble to perform

The Noteables, the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel.

The concert is sponsored by Northwestern and the Orange City Arts Council, and there is no admission charge. Tickets must be acquired in advance and can be picked up at Orange City banks, Town Hall, the Northwestern College music department, the Chamber of Commerce Windmill, the Dove in Orange City, Orange City Arts Council, and the True Vine in Sioux Center.

The Noteables performs an extensive repertoire of specially tailored standards, energetic contemporary favorites and Big Band classics highlighted by instrumental and vocal soloists. The ensemble has appeared in concert and on national television with Bob Hope, jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew, composer/arranger Frank Mantooth, former Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen, and pop singer Lee Greenwood.

Headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, the ensemble is led by Master Sergeant Steven Fitts. The trombonist began his Air Force career at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia with the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve in 1991. Fitts earned a Master of Music degree from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Michigan State University.