I am excited to announce the kick-off our Concert Series Performances with our ANNUAL FALL CHAMBER CONCERT next Monday, October 15 at 7:00pm!
This concert will feature members of our Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, with Wind Ensemble members performing as small ensembles that comprise the band (e.g., Flute Choir, Horn Choir, Woodwind Choir, etc.) as well as solos, duets, trios, mixed quintets, you name it! Some of the pieces have even been written/arranged by the students themselves!
Dress is “nice”, but of students’ choice. Some of the choirs are dressing in a special manner to highlight their piece or simply their identity as a section. Symphonic Band students will perform as a full band and will wear All Black.
I am also extending an enthusiastic invitation to our Marching Band students not in class this semester and middle school to attend this program (with your parents) to experience what the future holds for you at North Lincoln!
Some of the finest high school programs cultivate chamber music in their programs. [The word “chamber” refers to music to be played in a small room (a chamber) and has been used for centuries.] The educational benefit of performing in a chamber group is self-evident: Playing in a small group requires that the students play with more confidence and musicianship, listen more carefully for rhythmic precision and intonation, and make their own musical decisions with regard to phrase shaping, tempo, attacks/releases, etc. By strengthening individual performers, you strengthen the group.
Students will report to the school at a time that allows them sufficient time to warm-up well and be prepared with their respective ensemble to perform. Many will report to school around 6:30pm—some may be able to come a little later. Symphonic Band will report at 6pm. The concert will also feature our Concert Choir who is doing a fantastic job with Mr. Welch!
I look forward to seeing you next Monday evening!Our concerts are FREE! It will be a delightfully fast-paced program filled with variety and outstanding performances!