SKS held their spring band concert and it was wonderful!
The 5th grade beginner band played various selections from their “Measures of Success” music theory book. The selections are short usually no more than eight measures of various songs. Selections that were included were: “Ode to Joy,” “Tokcang,” “Crown of Majesty,” “On Caribbean Shores,” “Volga Boatman,” “Variations on a French Melody,” “Zum Gali Gali,” and William Tell Overture.” It is such a joy to watch the young people learn to play and experience their very first concerts.
The middle school Charger band played two contest pieces and then three pop pieces. The contest pieces were: “Russian Sailors Dance” and “Salvation is Created.” The pop pieces were: “Centuries,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Best of Queen.”
Everyone had a blast listening to and singing to familiar songs from the past. It is always a joy to watch and listen to the students as they play different musical selections. It is an added bonus to see the growth and development from beginner to more accomplished player that happens from 5th grade to 8th grade.
The spring concert also had 4 select soloists that played their contest pieces for the audience. The soloists were: Nicole Ray playing “Dreaming,” Mackenzie Boyd playing “Finale from Symphony No.1,” Phillip Mason playing “Theme from Swan Lake,” and Rileigh Rickard playing “Dedication.”