MCC President and Jazz Ensemble Participate in North Port Parade

Manatee Community College President Dr. Lars A. Hafner, MCC Venice Provost Darlene Wedler-Johnson, and the award-winning MCC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Marc Mannino, will participate in North Port's 50th anniversary parade Saturday, Feb. 28.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform on a float decorated by MCC fine and performing arts faculty, staff and students from across college departments.

"As the area's oldest and largest public college that just celebrated our 50th anniversary two years ago, you could say North Port and MCC have grown up together, and we are happy to join in this celebration," Hafner said.

The parade takes place from noon to 3 p.m. More information is available at

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