Jerry Hoover

(Photo courtesy Gary Ellison)

The 11th Jazz Service at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Cherry at Hammons Parkway, will take place in the church sanctuary on Sunday June 25th at 11:00am, functioning as the regular worship service for this Sunday.  That’s not only a new date for this annual service, as it usually takes place in February around Mardi Gras, but also a location within the church.  Howerver, the musicians remain the same—Dave Gravatt and the Creole Jazz Band with Gary Ellison playing piano and telling the stories of the great gospel songs in lieu of a sermon.


As part of ongoing efforts to offer unique historical accounts, Ozarks Public Television presents its newest documentary “The Beat Goes On – MSU’s Pride Marching Band” this week.

Tom Carter is programming and production manager for OPT.

“It is just the highlight filled and warmly human interest history of our marching band at the university,” says Carter.

The president of the Tournament of Roses Parade is in Springfield this week to meet with MO State Pride Band members and administration in advance of their participation in the parade. Michele Skalicky reports.

Just after Christmas, the Missouri State Pride Band will head west to march in the Rose Parade in Pasadena. They're one of 15 bands that were chosen to take part.

The Tournament of Roses President C.L. Keedy is in Springfield promoting the band's appearance, meeting with the band and helping with fundraising.