The finale to the year

Gwen Belyea

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The month of May is the month of spring shows and banquets as a finale to the fine arts programs. For seniors it is a sentimental moment performing on the stage for the last time. All fine arts concerts are free to attend with no ticket purchases necessary.

The band will have an all-city percussion concert May 8th grades 6-12. At the high school there are two bands wind symphony and symphonic. “The wind symphony will play Chanteys, the eternal optimist, and sabre and spurs,” senior Christin Bennett said. The band will also perform at graduation.

Orchestra will have their concert May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Orchestra has three different groups that perform freshmen, concert, and symphonic. Each one on average performs at least three pieces.

“The first group will be the Freshmen Orchestra. They will play Rey’s Theme from the new Star Wars Movie,” Orchestra teacher Rhonda Carr said.

The Freshmen will also play ‘No one is Alone’ from Into the Woods and a montage of tunes from the movie Brave followed by a rock rendition of the tune ‘O Danny Boy’ called Danny Rocks.

”It has percussion in the cello section played on the cellos by the cellists themselves,” Carr said. “Symphonic Orchestra will play three John Williams pieces. They will play Air and Simple Gifts from the 2009 Inauguration of President Obama which depicts the American landscape from the beginning as a country to present time.”

“The original ensemble that performed at the inauguration was YoYo Ma, cellist, Itzhak Perlman, violinist, Gabriela Montero, oboist and Anthony McGill, clarinetist. Symphonic will play Dartmoor, 1912 from the movie War Horse, and the theme from Memoirs of a Geisha,” Carr said. “We will also have additional special features such as an orchestra slideshow that connects with the music.”

Choir will have their concert May 11 at 7 p.m. Choir has has five different groups that perform freshmen women’s, second hour women’s, mixed choir, advanced men’s and advanced women’s. Each choir sings about three songs each, and they usually sing at least one to two songs all together.

“The mixed choir will sing Dance to the Music, Celebration, and Sing,” senior Ian Wight said. “The advanced women’s choir is singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” Wight said. “The men’s choir is singing El vira.”

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