The Spring Band Concert was a little unusual this year. It was after graduation, only the parents of the musicians were admitted to the Suehle Auditorium, and the event was livestreamed. Despite the unusual conditions of the concert and the preparatory rehearsals, the student musicians came through and the bands sounded wonderful. It was good to hear them perform.
The Symphonic Band performed a program of five pieces:
Metrodance by Randall Standridge
Nathan Hale Trilogy by James Curnow
Allied Honor by Karl King, arr. J. Swearingen
American Barndance by Richard Saucedo
John Williams in Concert by Paul Lavender
During intermission, senior award winners were acknowledged. Sam Zito, saxophonist was awarded the John Hartman Music for his contributions to the music program. Ethan Fabyan, who also plays saxophone, was presented the John Philip Sousa Award. Last year’s “promising freshman” who did not receive his award last year, was Tyler Makowiecki. This year’s promising freshman was Jack Denholm.
The Jazz Ensemble took the stage for the second half of the concert.
Afterburner by Mark Taylor
Brother Ray by Michael Phillip Mossman
Spain by Chick Corea, arr. Paul Jennings
September by Earth, Wind , and Fire, arr. By Mike Tomaro
Caravan by Duke Ellington, arr. Mike Taylor
Mr. Christopher Campbell directs both bands and the instrumental music program. He will be running a Instrumental Music Summer Camp this summer July 26 – August 6. Contact him for details at email@example.com.