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The State Theatre provides a home base for many Eau Claire area art, theatre, music, and dance organizations.

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The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra Welcomes Barry Hitt As New Musical Director

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, a constituent organization of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Barry Hitt as the new musical director. Barry holds degrees in education and performance from the University of Arizona. He made a career of performing internationally with the US Air Force Bands for twenty years as well as performing with such musical luminaries as Marvin Hamlisch and Toni Tennille. Since moving to the Chippewa Valley in 2010, Barry has served as the Executive Director for the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and currently teaches at Chippewa Falls High School where he directs the jazz ensembles.

According to James Hanke, CVJO Board treasurer, "We are absolutely thrilled to have Barry on board. He brings with him a wealth of experience and skills that will definitely serve to push the CVJO to the next level." CVJO Board president Geoff Peterson notes that, "There is no question that Barry has what it takes to make the CVJO a household name."

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is a non-profit community jazz ensemble dedicated to playing great big band music in concert settings for both educational and entertainment purposes. The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is made up of dedicated community members from the region that want to educate and entertain while playing the finest big band music available.

The CVJO 2013-14 season kicks off with composer and performer in residence, Andrew Neesley, on October 18th!  Tickets for this, and many other great events are available here.

More information about the CVJO is available on their website,


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