Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-03-11

The Samford University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will tour south Alabama and Florida March 11-16.  

Samford's Wind Ensemble is composed of advanced undergraduate wind and percussion players. Samford's Jazz Ensemble gives students the opportunity to study the great masters of jazz, ranging from the 1930s to the present. 

The ensembles' combined spring break tour will begin in central and south Alabama with concerts at Prattville High School and Windham Elementary School in Daleville on Friday, March 11. 

The tour will continue to the greater Orlando, Fl., area on Saturday, where the students will lodge with members of First Baptist Church Winter Park, before a Sunday morning performance at that church and an afternoon service project at West Orange High School. 

The Samford students will spend Sunday evening with host families from West Orange High School and perform at the school Monday morning. They will perform at The First Academy in Orlando Monday afternoon. 

The group will enjoy Orlando-area activities Tuesday and Wednesday before heading back to Birmingham.  

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.