The Spring Band Concert was filled with exciting tunes at our Friday Assembly on May 4, 2018 from the school's 3 band ensembles: Beginning Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.
The Beginning Band featured 14 student performers playing the clarinet, flute, trumpet, alto sax, and percussion. The audience had fun listening and keeping to the beat and rhythms of songs that featured the various sections of the band, playing at slow and fast tempi, and familiar tunes such as the American folk song, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie and Lightly Row. These beginning band students were so impressive!
The Concert Band treated the audience to a medley of folk tunes from around the world! Traditional and well known folk songs from France, Norway, Mexico, Japan, Africa, and the Caribbean were diverse in their melodies and rhythms and such fun to hear! There were outstanding drum and bass guitar beats! The finale, the Banana Boat Song, was a hit! Great job to all 10 student performers!
The Wind Ensemble played Game of Thrones by Roman Djawadi and Ghosts of the Lost Ship by Tyler S. Grant! These were robust pieces that featured all sections of the Wind Ensemble with the help of Mr. Hirokawa on sax. There are a total of 17 student musicians in the Wind Ensemble, and even with a few of their peers being absent, the Wind Ensemble played admirably to the rousing enthusiasm of parents, friends, and family.
This Spring Concert also honored the 7 graduating 6th graders and was an opportunity to thank them for their commitment to the band program. We will miss them and we hope they will continue their love of music!