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Calendar of events at Daytona State announced for August 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (July 16, 2015) - Daytona State College presents the following calendar of events for August 2015.

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

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June 15-Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 9-11 a.m. (Fridays)
Visiting Contemporary Artist Series: "O'Connor, The Blackboard Variations"
John O'Connor, Professor of Art Emeritus at the University of Florida and current Founder of oconnorartLLC, his works will be displayed in the North Gallery of the News-Journal Center. The gallery will also be open during all DSC scheduled public performances.
DSC News-Journal Center, North Gallery
221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
For more information, call (386) 226-1927.
Aug. 6, 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.
DSC News-Journal Center, Gillespy Theater
Free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler county students, all others $8 per person or $15 for two. Tickets are available at the News-Journal Center Box Office located at 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Summer box office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact the News-Journal Center Box Office by calling (386) 226-1927. NOW FEATURING RESERVED SEATING! You will now be able to choose your favorite seat and rest assured that it will be waiting for you when you arrive. Online ticketing can be made at
Aug. 24, 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 Dr. Douglas Peterson, band conductor and chair of the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art, (386) 506-3276, or Peter Waidelich, associate professor, (386) 506-4690 or
Aug. 26, 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. 8, 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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