A.L. High School bands to perform concert Nov. 1

Published 9:52 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

On  Nov. 1, the Albert Lea High School Band department will present its first concert of the year. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium and will feature the Tiger Band, Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Tickets are available at the door, and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children preschool age and under are free. There is also a $35 family pass available for purchase. This pass is good for all band, choir and orchestra concerts for the rest of the school year.

The Tiger Band, which is made up of eighth- and ninth-grade students, will perform three works, including an exotic piece titled “Winds of the Orient,” by Victor Lopez, and a transcription of a Bach Chorale. The mostly 10th-grade Symphonic Band will perform a Bach Fugue to go with Tiger Band’s Chorale, and three other pieces, including the “Liberty Bell March” by John Phillip Sousa. The Concert Band, made up of mostly juniors and seniors, will begin by performing “Three Ayres from Gloucester” by Hugh M. Stuart, which is written in an English folk song style. They will continue with a very contemporary piece by Bob Margolis titled “Alien Visitors,” and end with the majestic “Where the Black Hawk Soars” by Robert W. Smith.

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