High school band concert is May 6

Published 10:38 am Monday, April 22, 2013

The Albert Lea High School Band department will present its final concert of the year at 7 p.m. May 6 in the high school auditorium. The concert 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 and under are free. Family music passes and senior passes are good for this event.

At the concert various awards will be presented including the John Phillip Sousa award for band and the Louis Armstrong award for jazz. Graduating seniors will also be recognized.

Each band was given the opportunity to help choose one or two of their songs for the concert. The Tiger band, which is made up of eighth- and ninth-grade students, chose the theme from “James Bond” and “The Magic of Harry Potter.” They will also be performing “Impactus” by Gary Gazlay. The ninth- and 10th-grade symphonic band chose a medley of Disney songs and will also perform a band arrangement of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations. The concert band made up of juniors and seniors will play the theme from “Schindler’s List” with senior flute soloist Maria Silva. It will also perform its Big Nine Music Festival program, which includes “Venture” by Sean O’Loughlin, “Come Sweet Death,” a Bach chorale arranged by Alfred Reed and “Toccata for Band” by Frank Erickson. All three groups are led by ALHS director of bands, Suzanne Mauer.

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