Concert Band practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday all year long and students are expected to practice outside of class as well.
This huge effort culminates in a concert designed to bring the school community and families together during the holidays over their passion for music.
A member of concert band Ethan Perry ’16 describes it as “a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass.”
A lot of practice goes into coordinating all these instruments so finally reaching the point of performing a concert is extremely fulfilling. “Its feels great to show people what we spend so long preparing for, especially because so much work goes into it,” says Kristen Sholes ’17.
The concert is a combination of Christmas and Hanukkah, but regardless of the holiday each song is a well known classic. “Mr. Cuthrell picks really good music that is both challenging and fun to play, so I really enjoy it,” says Sholes ’17.
Band is a culmination of students multiple talents, “I play French horn and I think it sound the prettiest and it’s pretty hard to play so I like the challenge,” explains Sholes.
This holiday season people will be flocking to enjoy some sophisticated entertainment and get into the holiday spirit.by