SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
Classical & JAZZ CONCERT
Thursday, July 7
7:00: Festival Kickoff Ceremony & Color Guard
7:30: Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra
8:45 Great Plains Jazz Orchestra
SCSD Festival Kick-off Ceremony
Join the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival kick-off ceremony as local dignitaries, in and around our community, speak and honor Newton’s sesquicentennial birthday year. We will then announce the festival’s annual charitable donation in the name of an honorable Newton resident (TBA), followed by an Army National Guard color guard and the playing of the national anthem.
Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra
The community orchestra for Newton, Harvey County, and the surrounding area since 1956, NMKSO presents classical music performed by local musicians. The season includes two classics concerts, summer chamber music, school outreach, and special events. Players comprise professional and community musicians, educators, and outstanding students.
Mission of NMKSO: to be an outstanding community orchestra that advocates and performs great symphonic music for Newton and the surrounding region.
Vision: NMKSO is a community-based organization which provides area residents the opportunity to perform and appreciate a variety of orchestral literature. Through our concerts and outreach programs we strive to educate and inspire audiences and enrich the artistic, economic, and cultural life of the community.
Great Plains Jazz Orchestra
The Great Plains Jazz Orchestra (GPJO) is an 18-piece big band composed of adult amateur musicians from the greater Wichita area.