(October 26, 2022) – Orange, CA - - Heroes, a vibrant celebration of music, dance, and song will unfold in a special evening performance honoring those who have served in the United States armed forces or as civil servants, especially during crises - like the 2020 pandemic.
Sponsored by the Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Foundation and the Performing Arts Department, the concert is set for Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m. at the SCC Gymnasium, 8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA.
This joyful celebration will feature SCC students, faculty, staff, management, alumni and even community supporters. Already scheduled to perform are: SCC's Collegiate and Chamber Choirs, the Swingin' Hawks Jazz Band, the Song Xanh Vocal Ensemble, the Wimberley Bluegrass Band as well as the Orange County Four Seasons Orchestra, a 35-member ensemble. Concert-goers will hear music from 19th-century opera composer Puccini and compositions such as “Heroes & Dreamers" from Pinkzebra.
“The pandemic of 2020 deeply affected our communities in ways that were visible as well as invisible," commented Dr. Binh Vu, SCC's chairperson for the performing arts department. “Music allows us the ability to collectively express what we were feeling during these dark days - - feelings of despair, hope and a will to survive and strive. This concert's purpose is two-fold: to give voice to our thoughts through words and notes and to personally thank those individuals who helped us through these difficult moments in our lives."
“I know Heroes is going to be a captivating celebration for everyone," emphasized SCC Interim President, Enrique Perez. “All will be mesmerized by some of the finest musicians and vocalists who have performed at SCC. We are excited that our surrounding communities will join us and treat themselves, their families and friends to this noteworthy concert."
For those who can't attend the concert in person, the performance will be live-streamed by Garden Grove, California based Vietnam America Television (VNA-TV) Channel 57.3.
In partnership with the SCC Foundation, tickets sales are now available online at: https://bit.ly/heroesconcert2022. Early bird/presale tickets can be purchased for $17.00 per person through November 4. After that, the admission fee is $20.00 per person and available at the SCC Bookstore, the Cashier's Office in Building E or at the door.
Tickets for students, employees, seniors and children 12 and under are available for $15.00. Please be prepared to present your ID at the door. All purchases are tax deductible and proceeds support SCC student programs and services.
For more information regarding SCC's Heroes concert, contact the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division at 714.628.4822.
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About Santiago Canyon College -
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is one of two colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Accredited in 2000, this dynamic and award-winning institution is located in Southern California, in the city of Orange, and provides an array of educational opportunities to the over 195,000 residents comprising the eclectic community. SCC offers 271 degree and certificate programs (including 28 transferable associate degrees). Ranked among the “50 Best Community Colleges" in the U.S. by College Choice, SCC was recognized multiple times by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “The Great Colleges to Work for," received Gold-level status as a Military Friendly School® and boasts dedicated faculty, high-quality and student-centered education, with excellent university transfer rates supported by transfer-guarantee programs. For more info, visit: www.sccollege.edu.
Lilia Rodriguez, PIO
Santiago Canyon College