ALHS to present final concert of 2015

Published 9:35 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Albert Lea High School band department will present its final concert of the year at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium. The event 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 of their songs for the concert. The Tiger band, which is made up of eighth- and ninth-grade students, chose a medley of Disney music that includes songs from “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.”  They will also perform the four-movement “Suite from Bohemia.”

Email newsletter signup

The ninth- and tenth-grade symphonic band chose a medley of songs from “Phantom of the Opera.”  They are also performing “As Shadows Fall” and “Chant Rituals.”

The concert band, made up of mostly juniors and seniors, chose a medley of songs by the rock band Led Zeppelin. They will also perform their Big Nine Music Festival program, which includes “Fire” by Gary Gilroy, “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Frank Ticheli, and “Prairie Songs” by Pierre LaPlante. All three groups are led by ALHS Director of Bands Suzanne Mauer.