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Posts Tagged ‘flute’

“To the Color” and “Taps” for Fifth Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Edmonds Community College

Posted by glennled on May 31, 2018

 

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March from Black Box Theatre to Boots-to-Books Monument at Edmonds Community College. Photo courtesy of ECC Veterans Resource Center.

 

Memorial Day at Edmonds Community College (ECC) is celebrated on the Wednesday before the national holiday, which is always held on the last Monday of May. And so we gathered on 23 May at the Black Box Theatre for ECC’s Fifth Annual Ceremony—a time to remember those who died while in military service to our country. The event is sponsored by the ECC Veterans Resource Center, led by Chris Szarek, Director. Please see http://www.edcc.edu/veterans.

The ECC Music 119 Class, accompanied by Linda Kappus on piano, sang “The Star Spangled Banner.” Angelita Shanahan, vocalist from the Hero’s Café, led the audience in singing “America, the Beautiful.”

Three musicians performed solos: Toby Beard, bagpiper; Peter Ali, Native American flutist; and me. I sounded two bugle calls on my Getzen bugle: “To the Color” and “Taps.” Peter ad-libbed during the slide show inside the theatre and outside at Boots-to-Books Monument. Toby called the event to order in the theatre with a tune to open the program; played another tune while leading the march from the theatre to the monument; and finally played “Amazing Grace” at the monument.

The colors were presented by the U.S. Joint Volunteer Service Command Color Guard.

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Photo Gallery of the Last Spring Band Concert at Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell

Posted by glennled on July 4, 2017

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Beginning Elementary Band at Skyview Jr. High School, Bothell

On 1 June 2017, Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell held its last Spring Band Concert—because it is no longer a junior high school—from now on, it’s Skyview Middle School!

Three bands performed: Beginning Elementary Band (5th grade), Advanced Elementary Band (6th grade), and Skyview Concert Band (7th grade). The 43-member Beginning Band played five pieces, including “Trombone Mambo” by Michael Story and “Cango Caves” by Ralph Ford. The Advanced Band (45 members) performed four pieces. In four movements, “A Prehistoric Suite” depicted four different species of dinosaurs. The Skyview Concert Band (35 members) concluded the concert with three pieces, starting with “The Star Wars Saga” by John Williams, arranged by Michael Story.

Mr. Fix presented certificates to those members of the Advanced Band who recently made the Northshore School District’s 6th-Grade Honor Band, including five of my trumpeters and two of my trombonists. Please see my post of 5 March about the 2017 Honors Concert.

Below is a gallery of photos of the three bands. Please click on any photo to enlarge it.

Elementary Beginning Band (1st Year)

 

 

Elementary Advanced Band (2nd Year)

 

Skyview Concert Band (3rd Year)

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Ballard High Freshman Tackles Trumpet

Posted by glennled on September 6, 2010

My 9th trumpet student is from Magnolia and enters Ballard High School next Wednesday, the 8th. He’s never played trumpet before, but his grandparents encouraged him to take it up now, even when many of his classmates have already been playing for about four years. To catch up to their level and be admitted into the high school band, if he wants to, would be quite a challenge. He’s almost 15 years old. “Better late than never” is just part of the grandparents’ idea, and so we began in late July. They really just want him and his three younger siblings to learn to play, understand and enjoy music. On top of that, if he decides to join band someday, that’s fine. If not, fine.  His little sister already plays the flute. His two brothers have taken a few beginning lessons with me, too, and it is yet to be determined whether they will continue. Perhaps their big brother’s experience will influence them. BTW, their older cousin is a Husky football player at UW. Wouldn’t it be very special if, as trumpet players, they also someday play on that field at Husky Stadium in front of 72,000 cheering fans?! But if not, that’s fine, too…  😉

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