Student ensembles will give two free concerts at Temple College Dec. 2-3.

On Monday, Dec. 2, the Temple College Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the Percussion Methods class from Texas A&M University – Central Texas, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theatre. The ensemble, under the direction of Norm Bergeron, will play both solos and ensemble works by Casey Cangelosi, Chick Corea, Mark Ford, Frank Haydn and others. The concert is free and open to the public.

Jazz ComboJazz ComboOn Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Temple College Jazz Combos will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre. Two different student jazz combos under the direction of Dr. Ben Irom and Dr. Tarik Hassan will play a variety of selections from the instrumental jazz repertoire. This concert also is free and open to the public.

The Backstage Theatre is located in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple College campus. For more information on these and other events sponsored by the Temple College Fine Arts Division, visit or call 254-298-8555.