Spring Pops Concert On May 14, 2013 the Wind Ensemble held their annual spring pops concert. Wind ensemble students were required to be proficient in equipment preparation, concert execution, appearance and attitude and overall concert preparation. For the equipment section I gave myself a 4.0 because I came prepared with 100% of the required equipment. First, I gave myself a 4.0 because my trumpet was in perfect working order. Second, I gave myself a 4.0 because I had all music needed to participate in 100% of the concert. Finally, I gave myself a 4.0 because I had a all additional equipment like my mute and my flashlight for VooDoo. For the Execution section of the assessment sheet I gave myself a 4.0. First, I gave myself a 4.0 because I did the “P” word and prepared all parts as best as I could. Second, I gave myself a 4.0 because I was able to perfectly execute all passages and selections. Finally I gave myself a 4.0 because I had perfect posture and position the entire time. For the appearance/ attitude section of the rubric I gave myself a 4.0. First, I gave myself a 4.0 because I wore the school issued pants and jacket, black socks, black shoes, a white wing-tipped shirt. Second, I gave myself a 4.0 because I reported to school in full uniform before 6:00, I did what the instructor expected when it was expected and I was never talking during other the choir or wind ensembles performances. Finally, I gave myself a 4.0 because I was well behaved, never in an off…
The Concert I chose to do this on is the 2014 SuperState Concert
band Festival. The first song was good overall but it sounded like at the
beginning the bass was kind of overpowering.(At least to me.)
Throughout the song, the flutes were not that much in tune with the
clarinets or the saxophones. At about 3:40, into the concert where the
clarinets have the arpeggios they sounded really sharp. At 5:46, the
Trumpets and who ever else has the quarter notes I think that is what…
* Band Gets New Practice Rooms
* By Ian Henshaw
* With the new renovation the band has been given an all-new set of practice rooms. These rooms from Wenger are much more advanced than anything they have had before.
When asked about the new practice rooms Megan Elliott said “They are amazing. You can change the acoustics in the room with the push of a button. At one moment you are playing in a practice room the other you’re playing in an arena.” These practice rooms vary in…
A Wintry Mix Christmas Concert
The Christmas Concert A Wintry Mix has a beginning, middle, and ending because before anything gets in the process in starting the students had to go back and practice before the program starts so that way when the program begins there will be no mistakes and no mess ups. The students had to make sure from the music teacher that they were in the right place where they need to be and in the right order. Yes, everything was in the right order on the program with the…
Can manufactured bands achieve everlasting success?
There is a huge difference between manufactured music and manufactured bands. All music is manufactured to some extent. It is recorded, mixed, re-mixed and mastered several times by sound engineers and producers before it reaches the ear of the listener. The three minutes of song that is played on the radio requires hours of tinkering. However, a manufactured band is assembled by a producer for the sake of marketability. Numerous factors contribute…
Sweat drips from CWO 2 Mark Kimes’ brow as he holds his baton steadily, directing the 42nd Infantry Division Band through a rendition of “Army Strong. “ Eloquently the euphonium, trumpet and trombone sound off with command before they are politely ushered into the abyss by the woodwinds and timpani drum. The crowd quietly stares with honor in their eyes, until Kimes ushers the piece to a close, spurring applause that roar like a hero’s welcome.
“What a rush and great feeling,” trumpet player, Spc…
Central High School
Welcome! The summer is over and another school year is upon us! We have several exciting events already scheduled: football games, contest, and all the other things that go into making the Central Band program the consistently successful organization that it is. You are the backbone of that organization – your hard work and dedication to the band program only takes us further down the road toward achieving our goals. In order…
are today. In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, which was originally planned to be used as a business tool to record speeches (Ross 1). Before this innovation, music was limited solely to live performances. To hear professional musicians, concerts were expensive. Music was not a daily occurrence for just anyone; music was limited to the upper crust of society. Dr. Susan McClary, a professor of Musicology at the University of California, conducted an interview with Artists House Music about…
CONCERT REPORT - QUARTER 2
NAME: Alvina Pan ENSEMBLE: Wind Ensemble
CONCERT: The Maestro's Anniversary - The Columbia Orchestra
On December 7th, 2013, I decided to volunteer at the Columbia Orchestra’s concert, and took the chance to listen to the professional group play. The whole orchestra had performed, but it featured solo pieces as well. In total they performed 3 arrangements. Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, Shulamit Ran’s Chicago Skyline, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.…
emotionally distressed. Both Stephan Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber manipulate the musical elements to affect the audience emotionally but Sondheim achieved the sense of horror and foreboding. Webber didn’t achieve the same intensity but created a song that was more commercially successful but didn’t achieve as great a sense of foreboding and horror as Sondheim. Webber’s work reflects the conventions of 80’s Pop Rock rather than those of Theatrical Horror.
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
The Ballad of…