The classic American rock band Kansas is taking its tour to the University of Central Florida, where the band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Kansas will perform at The Venue with the UCF Symphony Orchestra as part of its Collegiate Symphony Tour. This is the second year the band will visit campuses throughout the nation, but the first time Kansas will perform at UCF.

The tour began last year after the band recognized the need for more funding of music programs at universities. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit music programs at colleges and universities around the country.

Members of Kansas include original member and drummer Phil Ehart, singer and keyboardist Steve Walsh, guitarist Rich Williams, bassist Billy Greer and violinist David Ragsdale.

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