SHS All-Band Performance

SHS All-Band Performance

Danielle Mahler, Reporter

On Tuesday, October 5, 2016 Sahuaro High School had an amazing all-band concert performance, which included concert band, marching band, and jazz band. The concert performance started at 7:00 pm and ended at 9:00 pm. Anyone was welcome to come and watch for free. Each band beautifully performed three to four songs. Although attendance wasn’t up to par, the audience stayed continuously enthusiastic, enjoying the performance. Hannah Hendrick, a Sahuaro student who attended the concert performance, said, “Although I was skeptical to attend the concert at first, once it started I really enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun, and I’m glad I had went.”

Concert Band went first in the show and performed four songs: Fugue of Yankee Doodle, Pirates of the Caribbean: At the Worlds End, Abrams Pursuit, and Elegy of a Young American. Each song was performed beautifully and was a lot of fun to listen to. Each Concert Band member spent hours after school practicing. “Band was the first group that I’ve ever felt a part of, the first where I thought I could be more than just a little Asian girl. I’ve learned to love music, and see how music can have more meaning and feeling than a book,” said Roselyn Bondoc, a student in Concert Band.

Marching Band performed: Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, Dancing with Swords, Taiko Seneka, and Fantasy Reprise. Each Band member is expected to show up to school at 7:00 am,ready to practice on the football field at 7:05am. Sahuaro’s Marching Band Drum Major says,” Being drum major is a massive responsibility and I’ve been overwhelmed more than once. However, seeing the band perform on the field with success makes it all worth it!”

Jazz Band was the last in the show, performing three songs: Solos, The Simpson, and Take Five. Each song demonstrated incredible skill, and were performed very well. It takes a lot of courage to play your instrument in front of a crowd of people, by yourself. “Jazz band is completely different from both Concert Band and Marching Band because there is more freedom with what you can play. It takes a large amount of skill, and a lot of practice,” said Ramal Hairston, an SHS student in both marching and jazz band.