Last Albert Lea band concert scheduled

Published 6:56 pm Friday, April 26, 2019

On Monday, the Albert Lea High School band department will present its final concert of the year.  The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the high school 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 and under are free.  Family music passes are good for the 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 some of their songs for the concert. The Tiger band, which is made up of eighth and ninth grade students, chose “All-Star” and “Sweet Caroline.” They will also perform “Tribute and Triumph” and “Jungle Dance.”  The ninth and 10nth grade symphonic band chose a medley of familiar tunes called “Pop Culture,” which features each section of the band. It will also perform “March of the Belgian Paratroopers” and “Lament and Tribal Dances.” The concert band, made up of mostly juniors and seniors, chose the theme from “The Avengers” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. They will also give a preview performance of their Big Nine Music Festival program, which they will perform Friday in Albert Lea. Their Big Nine program includes a march titled “The Squealer” by Will Huff, arranged by Andrew Glover; “Dusk” by Steven Bryant; and “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty.

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The band performs for the Big Nine Music Festival at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the ALHS auditorium. More information about the festival can be found at