The Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble is devoted to the performance of the finest literature written for a large jazz ensemble (also known as Big Band Jazz). Arrangements ranging in style from Count Basie to Charles Mingus and beyond are featured. Student arrangements are encouraged. Ample opportunities for improvisation and interaction with members of the local jazz scene are provided. Academic credit is available.
A two-month-long restoration project has returned The Solar Wind, a sculpture by internationally-renowned sculptor Alice Aycock, to its gleaming, otherworldly splendor.