On Thursday, May 4, the Music Department put on their annual spring concert which included performances by the 7-12 band, choir, and the beginning band.
The beginning band played a different number of songs out of their red book. This red book is something that they first receive when joining the beginning band. It helps them learn different notes and how to play certain rhythms. They have improved a great deal since September when they first started band, and the 7-12 band will be happy to welcome them into the band family during camp this summer.
Some of the students were doing double duty that night because along with being in the 7-12 band, some members were also in the choir as well. The choir sang a whole melody of songs, including “A Little Bit Stronger”, “To the Sky”, and “I’m Gonna Keep On Loving You.’
The 7-12 band played a number of different songs ranging from Furious Fable to Bohemian Rhapsody, and even a song titled Scottish March, which saw the two bands playing together. One of the highlights of the concert was the band playing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” which saw the choir join the band to add vocals.
On top of all that, the 7-12 band has crowned a new drum major as well. One of the current drum major’s, Precious Delos Santos, is stepping down to pursue future interests. The new drum major joining current drum majors Falyn Mansfield and Tyler Bennett for next year’s marching season is trumpet section leader Katie Heckman.
The new drum major joining current drum majors Falyn Mansfield and Tyler Bennett for next year’s marching season is trumpet section leader Katie Heckman.