Albert Lea High School bands to perform concert

Published 8:03 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

The Albert Lea High School band department will present its first concert of the year Friday.  The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and will feature Tiger band, symphonic band and concert band, according to a press release. Tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children preschool and under, as well as Albert Lea Area Schools staff and students with ID, get in free. There is also a $35 family pass available for purchase.  The 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 mostly eighth- and ninth-grade students, will perform three pieces, including “Afterburn,” a piece about the joy of flight by Randall Standridge.

The symphonic band will also perform three works, including Louis Prima’s “Jump, Jive an’ Wail,” arranged by Johnnie Vinson.   

The concert band, made up of mostly juniors and seniors, will perform four pieces. They include “Midway March” by John Williams and arranged by John Moss, “Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger, “Cool” from “West Side Story,” arranged by Paul Murtha, and “The Maelstrom” by Robert W. Smith, which depicts a whirlpool of size and strength, according to the press release.