Ironwood - June 20, 2009Last evening, parents friends and
other music lovers gather in the "Gymtorium" at Luther L. Wright.
They all came to hear the annual "Summer Band Concert". The sumer
band program brings together 5th through 8th grade musicians from
Bessemer, Ironwood and Wakefield-Marenisco school districts.
Pictured above is Madeline Gabka who perform a wonderful trumpet
solo "Carnival of Venice"
The performance was really good, specially when you consider the
fact that these students came together for the first time this past
Monday. Which only goes to show the talent of Band Director, Steve
Boyd. Steve knows how to get the most out his students. In the event
you missed it, Steve brought the Red Devil Quiz bowl Team to this
year's finals on High School Bowl. Along the way his team also won
two regional tournaments.
But, last night belong to the young musicians who did a terriffic
job. The program consisted of the following songs:
The Magnificent Seven Bernstein/Story
Russian Sailors Dance Gliere/Balent
Carnival of Venice arr. Jay Wallace .Madeline Gabka, 5th grade
When the Saints Go Marching In Arr. Feldstein/O'Reilly
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Camptown Races Foster/Dedrick
The Harmonious Blacksmith Handel/Osterling
How the West was Won Newman/Edmondson
Comet Ride Brian Balmages
William Tell Rossini/Balent
The Inter-School District Band Members:
Piccolo Jennifer Allen
Flute Kathy Aspinwall, Danielle Begalle, Allison Clemens, Janel
DeCarlc, Emma Lackman, Gabrielle Ossanna, Brittany Stella, and Emma
Oboe Megan Gabka
Baritone Alyson McCullough and Brian Heckathorn
Percussion/Drum Set Kassidi Miles
Alto Saxophone Jessica Gering, Christy Moore, Lacey Rimkus
As usual enjoyable evenings like this one come to an all to soon
finale. We will however, get to see many of these young talented
musicians during the fourth of July celebrations. It's great to know
that there will be enough young talent to carry on the great band
traditions of our all our local school districts. It's also great to
know that next fall our local school music programs will all be
under talented directorships.
Bravo kids! You too, Steve!
Carnival of Venice Solo by Madeline Gabka
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