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Posts Tagged ‘wind ensemble’

Spring Concert, College Place Middle School, Lynnwood

Posted by glennled on August 1, 2016

I’ve been to College Place Middle School (CPMS) in Lynnwood before but never for a band concert until, on 16 June, I went to hear my 27th trumpet student play in the 8th Grade Wind Ensemble, under Kate Labiak, Director, College Place Bands. What a treat! My student has been taking private trumpet lessons with me since last February (see my blog

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7th Grade Concert Band (L) and Orchestra (R), College Place Middle School, Lynnwood

post of 21 February 2016). But soon she’ll be moving again to enter 9th grade in the high school at Orting, southeast of Tacoma. Incidentally, her younger sister also plays trumpet.

Performing were the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras, Concert Choir, 66-member 7th Grade Concert Band, and the 55-member 8th Grade Wind Ensemble. The latter played three pieces, highlighted (to me) by Procession of the Nobles, by Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by

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The two “Students’ Choice: Outstanding Musician Award” winners, trumpeters, 7th Grade Band (L) and Jazz Band (R)

Balent. Three students performed as Guest Conductors.

Two male trumpeters won the “Students’ Choice—Outstanding Musician” awards: one in the Concert Band and one in the Jazz Ensemble. Way to go, boys, very impressive!

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6th Annual Trumpet Recital Features 8 Students

Posted by glennled on September 20, 2015

"The Chicken Dance"

“The Chicken Dance”

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There is no friendlier audience!

Eight private trumpet students of mine performed for their parents, relatives and friends on 5 June at the Sixth Annual Trumpet Recital held in my home–four in the morning session and four in the afternoon. They ranged from beginning band members to a high school senior who recently played in Inglemoor High School’s Wind Ensemble in Carnegie Hall in New York! (See my post of 29 April 2015).

In the afternoon session, three of us (including me) played “Funeral March,” a bugle call in three-part harmony.

The final performance of the recital was billed on the program as “Theme from ‘Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major'” by Joseph Haydn. It was a spoof, however. The trumpeter, a high school junior, appeared from the basement dressed in a chicken suit and played “The Chicken Dance.” Refreshments followed.

Recitals are fun, and weekly lessons pay off in many ways for every student and family.

Photos are by Nancy MacDonald. Please click on any photo to enlarge it.

 

 

 

 

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Photo Gallery of “Pops 2014,” Inglemoor High School’s Grand Finale Concert

Posted by glennled on June 21, 2014

On 5 June, the Choral and Instrumental Music Department of Inglemoor High School in Kenmore presented “Pops 2014,” its Grand Finale Concert of the school year, at the nearby Northshore Baptist Church in Kirkland. It was a splendid, fun concert, played to a full house of parents, relatives, and friends. Ted Christensen is Director of Bands, and Jim Rice is Director of the Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. Both are members of the Hall of Fame of the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) and Northwest Bandmasters Association. Teresa (Terry) Sullivan is Choir Director and Music Department Chair. This spring, I was the coach of the trumpeters in the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

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My First Trumpet Sectionals at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore

Posted by glennled on June 1, 2014

IHSbandOn 31 January 2014, as a para-professional, I taught my first music classes at Inglemoor High School. Several trumpet ensembles from two IHS bands, the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, were in the final week of practice for the regional competition to be held on Saturday, 8 February. Winners advanced to the state competition.

On my first day, I critiqued their practice sessions, and for the remainder of this school year, I will continue to teach their sectional sessions. I work with the Symphonic Band trumpeters (8) on Mondays and the Wind Ensemble trumpeters (7) on Fridays. Mr. Ted Christensen is IHS Band Director and Northshore School District Music Coordinator. He conducts the Wind Ensemble. Mr. Jim Rice is Director of the IHS Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.

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