Dear Concert Band student and parent,
I am excited to announce the kick-off our Concert Series Performances with our ANNUAL FALL CHAMBER CONCERT on Monday, October 7th at 7:00pm in the auditorium!
This concert will feature members of our Concert Band, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, with band 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.
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) and support your friends! I think you’ll like what you hear!
Some of the finest high school band programs cultivate chamber music in their curriculum. [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.
I look forward to seeing you at the concert! Our concerts are FREE! It will be a delightfully fast-paced program filled with variety and outstanding performances!