March 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wharton County Junior College Band member Carlos Garcia from Needville rehearses for the upcoming concert, "The Classic 60s and 70s Soul," scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. The event is free and open to the public.
WHARTON, TEXAS – The Wharton County Junior College Jazz Band’s first concert of the Spring 2022 semester will cover the cool, funky sounds of 60s and 70s soul music.
“The Classic 60s and 70s Soul” concert will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. The event is free and open to the public.
WCJC Band Director Joe Waldrop said selections will include favorites from bands like Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind and Fire, and groups that performed on the hit television show, “Soul Train,” a musical variety show that featured primarily funk, soul, R&B and hip hop artists.
“Many of these artists focused on the offbeat or relative weaker beats in their style of music and the complicated rhythms have taken some time for the students to master,” Waldrop said. “I do think that the audience will really get into our songs, and we would love to see them dressed up in their favorite soul style get-up.”