By TYRA LUDVIGSON
The Virgin Valley Excessive College band program celebrated the Christmas season with its annual Winter Live performance on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 pm.
This system included performances from the VVHS Superior Band, which performed lovely conventional vacation music; and the VVHS Jazz Band, which dazzled the viewers with its syncopated tunes.
The Superior Band kicked off the live performance with a traditional festive tune “The Christmas Track.” The association had influences of Latin music that was felt by the drumset. Traditional jingle bells and the xylophone additionally chimed in to additional the joy and festive cheer. The good tone of the Superior Band was particularly distinguished on this tune.
The following tune was a enjoyable medley titled “Christmas Time with Charlie Brown.” This anthem included probably the most memorable Charlie Brown songs corresponding to “Linus and Lucy,” the long-established tune “Christmas Time is Right here” and different vacation classics. The piece’s excessive power opening later slowed down for a candy melody line. Trumpeter Ben Nelson was featured on this tune, backed by a powerful bass part – a characteristic of the band that Richardson has been specializing in. The flutes helped the melody full the tune with lovely trills.
The third tune of the efficiency was a time-honored traditional “Carol of the Bells” which began with a really mild flute and clarinet line and shortly added every part beginning with the alto saxophones and transferring all the way down to the bass drum. The piece got here to an thrilling conclusion with a rolling timpani.
The three items completed off this ensemble’s checklist on this system. However the group added a shock fourth piece as an encore. Band Director, Mr. Richardson, invited the viewers to “see in the event you can acknowledge this tune.”
The viewers instantly acknowledged the tune. The ultimate festive piece for the group was “Sleigh Bells” and boy did it slay. Trumpets performed with mutes giving the sound an edge and was accompanied by some attention-grabbing percussion devices corresponding to a woodblock and naturally jingle bells!
Following the excellent efficiency from the Superior Band, the extremely anticipated Jazz Band took the stage. This group kicked off its efficiency with a rendition of “Santa Child”. This tune featured Tyra Ludvigson on the tenor saxophone-which carried the melody for nearly everything of the tune. Trumpet participant Ben Nelson additionally soloed on the tune together with his superb muted trumpet.
The jazz band then performed a tune titled “Large Band Vacation” that compiled many vacation favorites corresponding to “Have Your self a Merry Little Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman.” The medley featured Landon Rothleutner on the trumpet and Caiden Jones on the alto saxophone. The association was attractive and left the viewers enthralled and wanting extra.
The ensemble was pleased to oblige and performed two extra tunes: “Sway” and “The Jazz Police”.
“Sway” by Michael Buble featured two soloists: Gael Godinez on the trumpet and Caiden Jones on the alto saxophone.
“The Jazz Police” was a show-stopper and featured two saxophone soloists Caiden Jones and Tyra Ludvigson. The viewers cherished the jazz band’s efficiency and charisma!
The VVHS band program want to thank the administration at the highschool for all of their help, the janitors for serving to with arrange and take down, the neighborhood for supporting the ensemble, and all of the mother and father for permitting their youngsters to take part in an attractive program.
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