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Studio Big Band
11.05.21 | Armstrong Concert Hall
COVID-19 Safety

Masks are required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status during all indoor performances taking place at Shenandoah Conservatory. Masks must be worn in the lobby, inside the theatre/concert hall and in the restrooms.


Performing artists will perform unmasked only if they are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their performance(s).

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Studio Big Band


A Love Supreme
Matthew Niess, director

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

Lazy Bird

John Coltrane (1926–1967)
arr. Bill Stapleton
(Woody Herman Big Band)


John Coltrane


arr. Scott Silbert


arr. Steve Williams


arr. Scott Silbert


arr. Scott Silbert

Blue Train

John Coltrane

Syeeda’s Song Flute

John Coltrane

Moment’s Notice

John Coltrane
arr. Alan Baylock

Meet the Director
Matthew Niess
Studio Big Band

Nathan Hott*
Dominic Jackson
Mathuin Smith
Alex Lopez
Stephen Payes
Josh Lewis


Brannon Wiltshire
Joe Walczyk*
Quincy Harmon
Jacob Aguglia
Devon Allen


Daniel Trout*
Skylar DeGroot+
Talbot Jennings

Bass Trombone

Amy Hernandez-


Guitar-Jon Long-Leary, guitar
Quincy Harmon, piano
Lance Davis, bass
Will Strickler, drums
Josh Golden, auxiliary percussion

+ group leader
* section leader
- librarian

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Accessibility & Reminders

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available across the courtyard in Gregory Hall (approximately 100 feet from the Armstrong Concert Hall lobby). Please notify house management for assistance.

Patrons are requested to turn off cell phones and other electronic devices during performances. The taking of photographs and the use of recording equipment are not permitted during performances.