Music performances scheduled for Saint Mary’s Family Weekend


Two public student performances — a jazz concert and a choir and band performance — will enhance Saint Mary’s University’s upcoming Family Weekend from September 28-30.

Saint Mary’s University’s Jazz Ensemble launches another great season starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, in Page Theatre. Under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven, students will preview this season’s Red Bird Club show, “Christmas in New Orleans.” A drawing for up to four complimentary tickets to the December 7 performance will be held at this event. For more information, email

Saint Mary’s choirs and concert band will also join forces alongside the Jazz Ensemble for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, September 29, in Page Theatre. The 64-member concert choir and the 25-member Chamber Singers are directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea. The band is directed by Dr. Janet Heukeshoven and is open to Saint Mary’s students from all majors as well as advanced high school players and qualified community members. For information, email or

Tickets to both performances are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They are available at the Saint Mary’s Box Office, 507-457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays or online at Tickets are also available at the door.

In previous years, as many as 1,000 visitors have come onto campus for Family Weekend, which includes a full slate of activities for families of students and the Saint Mary’s community. Find more information about Family Weekend at

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