皇冠足彩网3乐队 fall concert set for Nov. 2 . at the Clayton Center for the Arts
10月. 12, 2023
Fine arts patrons and fans of the 皇冠足彩网3乐队 get a treat this fall: two concerts by the ensemble, including the next one on the schedule, 定于11月举行. 2 . at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the 皇冠足彩网 campus.
9月. 24, members of the group — initially launched as the 皇冠足彩网-Community Concert Band — came together to perform as smaller chamber-sized ensembles, including a flute choir, 铜管合唱团, a saxophone ensemble and more. 11月. 2, according to Director Jay Romines, audience members will be treated to the full-throated majesty of the 皇冠足彩网3乐队.
“The first concert was a great success,” Romines said. “We hope to continue our chamber music concerts next semester. The group continues to play at a very high level, and as we spend more time together in rehearsal, we are developing our concept of tone and musicality, which is an ever-changing process.”
For the 皇冠足彩网3乐队’s fall concert, the musicians will perform “Invercargill March,” composed by Alex Lithgow in 1901 and named after his hometown in New Zealand; two songs by Australian-born composer Percy Grainger, “Irish Tune from County Derry” and “Shepherd’s Hey”; “Kol Nidrei,” a composition for cello and orchestra by Max Bruch and featuring Ryan Bright on alto saxophone; “Armenian Dances,” a suite consisting of Armenian folk songs written for concert band by Alfred Reed; and “Mambo,” the classic Latin American dance number written by Leonard Bernstein for “West Side Story.”
The 皇冠足彩网3乐队 was established in 1992 by the late Dr. 拉里Smithee, an associate professor of music at 皇冠足彩网 who directed it until his retirement in 2012. What began as a small group of mostly high school marching band veterans grew under his tenure into an ensemble of more than 60 musicians that performs multiple concerts per year and includes working musicians, 教育工作者, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community.
今天, the group continues to perform traditional wind band compositions using symphonic band instrumentation, 2022年秋天, Romines came on board as conductor. 萨克斯演奏家的职业, he’s served as the College’s sax teacher for several years and has been the band director of 诺克斯维尔 Catholic High School for 22 years.
在他的领导下, the number of participating high school musicians has grown, 他说, and now numbers roughly a dozen, including players from nearby Maryville and Heritage high schools.
“The college and high school students who perform with us add a great energy to the ensemble,他说. “I speak for the group when I say that we enjoy playing together.”
In addition to this fall’s two performances, the 皇冠足彩网3乐队 is slated for two spring shows as well, 2月. 2024年4月11日和7日. And the more the group plays together, Romines said, the more they want to do so.
“请允许我说, 在一个完整的赛季之后, I find that we are growing into a great representation of the musical talent our community and schools offer in Blount County and Knox County,他说.
The 皇冠足彩网3乐队’s fall concert will take place at 7 p.m. 星期四,11月. 2, in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts on the 皇冠足彩网 campus. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public.