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Super Band Concert in the Gym–Skyview Jr. High, Bothell

Posted by glennled on March 26, 2011

7th Grade Band (center), 5th Grade Band (left) & 6th Grade Band (right)

“Have you ever seen or heard anything like it?”  “No, never!”  “How was it?”  “Unbelievable!”

That’s how the proud audience of parents, relatives, and friends felt after the 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade bands performed their concert in the gynmasium at Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell last Thursday night.

1st-Year Elementary Band

The concert began with the 5th Grade Band playing “Furioso,” followed by the 6th Grade Band’s “American Spirit March.” Then the 7th Grade Band played three pieces: “The Firebird,” “Black is the Color,” and “Legend of the Alhambra.” Next, Mr. Shawn McGinn, Director of Instrumental Music, joined this band’s percussionists in performing a Latin piece, “Mario Brothers.”

For the finale, Mr. Ginn conducted the combined 6th-7th Grade Bands in the dramatic piece, “Second Storm.”

It is remarkable to witness the progress being made by all these young musicians [especially the trumpet and trombone players, I say]! Band is so fun! 

"Second Storm," played by the combined 7th (left) and 6th (right) Grade Bands

 

The combined 7th (left) and 6th (right) grade bands play the finale, "Second Storm"

Mr. McGinn joins the 7th-grade percussionists to play "Mario Brothers"

2nd-Year Elementary Band

2 Responses to “Super Band Concert in the Gym–Skyview Jr. High, Bothell”

  1. Leslie said

    I really enjoyed the concert and wished it could have gone on longer. We will just have to wait until the Jr. High – end of the year concert for more music. My son and I are so glad that you are able to attend his concerts. Thank you as well for taking such great photos since I did not have the opportunity to take any myself.

    • glennled said

      It’s my great pleasure to teach him the trumpet, and he is doing great. Glad to hear him play so well that night, especially as he was featured on “Firebird.” I’m proud of him! I get to as many band concerts as I can when my students are playing. See you at his next one. Thanks.

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