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Calendar of events at Daytona State announced for August 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (July 26, 2016) - Daytona State College presents the following calendar of events for August 2016.

Events are open to the public and free of charge, unless otherwise noted.

The ArtsThe Arts at Daytona State

Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Concert
Plan to spend a cool evening on a hot Florida summer night with our big band and combo as we play some eclectic and creative sounds from the contemporary jazz scene. Free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler county students, all others $8 per person or $15 for two; online ticketing available at Group rates are available when purchasing 10 or more tickets for any performance (some restrictions apply).
DSC's News-Journal Center, Gillespy Theater
221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
For additional information, contact the DSC News-Journal Center Box Office, (386) 226-1927, or email

Aug. 19
Deadline to Submit Entries for Alumni Studio Art Exhibition
The inaugural Alumni Studio Arts Exhibit is specifically designed to highlight past Daytona State College art students. This group show will be a representation of the diversely artistic graduates from DSC throughout the years. The show will be on exhibit from September 19, 2016–January 13, 2017. Submissions for the Alumni Art Show will be accepted until August 19, 2016. Entrants must complete the application form and submit professional images of artwork. Only 2D and 3D works created after January 1, 2011 will be considered. All work must be framed and/or ready to hang. There is no entry fee.
For more information and submission prospectus, contact Trent Berning,, (386) 506-3347, or Stacey Reynolds, (386) 506-3669. Curator: Margaret Schnebly Hodge

Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
Open Rehearsal: Daytona State College Community Symphonic Band
Developed in the spirit of the old John Philip Sousa Bands, the Daytona State College Community Symphonic Band, performs traditional and modern classics as well as marches, Broadway hits and movie selections. The band welcomes community members who can read music and play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument to join as members of an outstanding 65-piece concert ensemble. The 29th season of the band will commence with an open rehearsal, including new and returning members. No fees are required for participation unless college credit is desired.
DSC News-Journal Center, Davidson Theater
221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
For more information, call Peter Waidelich, associate professor and assistant chair, (386) 506-4690 or

Aug. 31, 7 p.m.
Open Rehearsal: Daytona State College Jazz Ensemble
Under the direction of Peter Waidelich, associate professor, the Daytona State College Jazz Ensemble is open to community members who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drums or assorted percussion instruments. The jazz ensemble focuses on contemporary compositions and arrangements for the big band format and provides a challenging and enriching experience for the student, amateur and professional alike. The group is open to all who can read music. There are typically two to three performances per semester and some may be off campus at various local venues. Regular weekly rehearsals are scheduled throughout the year on Wednesday evenings.
DSC News-Journal Center, Davidson Theater
221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
For more information, contact Waidelich, (386) 506-4690 or

Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
Open Rehearsal: Daytona State College Symphony Orchestra
Under the baton of Dr. Norton Christeson, senior professor, the Daytona State College Symphony Orchestra is comprised of string, wind and percussion players from the greater Volusia County area, some coming from as far away as Altamonte Springs and Palm Coast. It functions as the only full-sized community symphony orchestra in the area and presents three major concerts per season. Regular Tuesday night rehearsals continue in preparation for the fall concert. No fees are required for participation unless college credit is desired. 
DSC News-Journal Center, Davidson Theater
221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
For more information, contact Christeson, (386) 506-3339 or



MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 30,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, most recently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the college among the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation in 2016, for the fourth year running. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And in 2015, U.S. News & World Report added DSC to its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, ranked at No. 2 in the nation.

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