|Band entertains with 'Sounds of Spring' in end-of-year concert|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Holyoke band students entertained in a Sounds of Spring end-of-year concert Tuesday, May 5 in the HHS auditorium.
Under the direction of Pat Wiebers, musicians performed in the fifth, sixth, junior high, high school and jazz band groups.
Senior Krista Schafer was honored as this year’s recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award and the Louie Armstrong Jazz Award. She is an accomplished trumpet player in both the band and jazz band.
Both Schafer and fellow senior musician LeAnne McWilliams were recognized for their outstanding dedication to the program. Wiebers presented the seniors and their parents with roses.
The combined junior and senior high jazz band opened the concert with 25 or 6 to 4, followed by Hold on to Love featuring soloists Taylor Haidle on trumpet and Nicole Brandt on alto sax. Other jazz band selections were Comin’ At Ya! and Wrap It Up with soloists Nicole Brandt on also sax, Rachel Schneider on trombone and Duncan Brandt on bass guitar.
Taking the stage next, fifth grade band members entertained with Let’s Rock, No Stop Rock, Power Rock and Mickey Mouse March.
Junior high concert band played Omega One, Snake Charmer, My Heart Will Go On, The Distant Castle and Drums of Corona.
In the sixth grade band’s portion of the concert, they performed Shine, Trumpet Hero with trumpet soloists Kody Timm and Megan Vieselmeyer, Walkin’ Cool and When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.
HHS concert band closed the concert with the musical selections And the Angels Called featuring soloists Duncan Brandt on tuba, Amy Krogmeier on flute and Taylor Haidle on trumpet, Evensong and Towards a New Horizon with soloists Taylor Haidle on trumpet and LeAnne McWilliams on flute.