Cerro Coso Corner


The Cerro Coso Community College Band will present its fall concert Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the CCCC Lecture Center.

The band, under the direction of Deb Veit, will perform an array of musical pieces that pay tribute to Vietnam, Woodstock and other memorable eras.

“Music has always had the power to evoke emotion,” said a spokesperson.

A moving highlight is “Black Granite” by James L. Hosay, which pays tribute to the valor, courage and honor displayed by the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.

Other selections include an arrangement by Ted Ricketts of “Summer of ’69,” “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite” by John Williams and Robert W. Smith, “March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites” by P.D.Q. Bach, “Instant Concert” by Harold L. Walters, “What’s Up at The Symphony?” by Jerry Brubaker and “And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria!” by Robert Longfield.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. Parking is free for the event.

“The Cerro Coso band is composed of gifted junior and high school students, college students and adults (some professional),” said a spokesperson. “It is a wonderful example of a multi-generational group that fosters excellent performance in all.”



The Cerro Coso Community College Veterans Club will host a free screening of “Lioness” Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in Room 350.

“‘Lioness’ presents the untold story of the first group of women soldiers in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat, in violation of official policy,” said a spokesperson.

“Told through intimate accounts, journal excerpts, archival footage, as well as interviews with military commanders, the film follows five women who served together for a year in Iraq.

“With captivating detail, this probing documentary reveals the unexpected course of events that began with using U.S. women soldiers to defuse tensions with local civilians, but resulted in the women’s fighting in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the war.

“Together the women’s candid narratives and scenes from their lives back home form a portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war from a female point of view.

“‘Lioness’ is the first film to bridge the gap between perception and reality of the roles women in the military are playing in Iraq, capturing a historic turning point for American society.”

The screening is open to the public, and parking permits will not be enforced.



Cerro Coso Community College will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3-7 p.m. in the newly remodeled Main Building on the second floor at the Student One Stop.

Information and assistance will be provided on financial aid, extended opportunities programs and services, registration, counseling, academic programs and more.

The Counseling Department will be open for those who seeking advising on a drop-in basis. A financial aid presentation will be held from 3-4 p.m. in MB104. Orientation will be held from 4-5 p.m. in MB218, and career services will be available in the Student Center from 5-5:30 p.m.

“There is something for everyone,” said the spokesperson. “High school students can take advantage of free tuition.”

Early registration begins Nov. 6 and open registration begins Nov. 20.

For more information call 760-384-6219.

Story First Published: 2019-11-08