Orchestras! Bands! Ensembles! Oh my!

June 18, 2012

Arts, Breaking News, Majors, Music

Tuesday May 28th hundreds of parents and supporters packed the School’s Chief Sepass Theatre to watch the three-hour long final music performance. The music department is known for their elongated evenings; however, this one ran a record for time and number in attendance. Parents and alike were eager to see their family members in a variety of musical forms.

The night proceeded with a slight change in the usual set up, starting with the Junior then Senior Jazz bands, instead of  Orchestra. However, this change seemed to work in their favor, shortening change-over times and keeping the audience’s attention from the get-go. Throughout the night a series of Chamber Ensembles performed, from the Junior and Senior majors as well as both Junior and Senior Concert bands and the school’s Orchestra.

The music department’s Senior instrumental director, Rob Goddard, made several comments during the show, noting that both the Senior Jazz band and Senior wind ensemble received awards for best bands in their category at this year’s Kiwanis Music Festival, not a surprise to many impressed audience members.

The night concluded with several student compositions performed by the LFAS school orchestra. The three young composers, Julliana Loughin, Isaac Lee, and Aidan Wong, explained their intention and inspiration for the pieces. The finishing piece by Aidan Wong included full Orchestra and choir, which resulted in a standing ovation from an astounded audience. The night evening concluded with a warm thank-you to the teachers from the students and an appeal for a safe trip home.

The Senior Instrumental Music Night will be one that will warmly be remembered.

Lucy Clarkson

Mongolian Horse Race – Jr. Chamber Ensemble

Cubauza – Sr. Jazz Band

Danube Budapest Fantasy – Orchestra, composed by Aidan Wong

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