Monday, April 30, 2012

SHAMROCKAPALOOZA!!

Congratulations to the Percussion Ensembles, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensembles on their fantastic performances this week! On Wednesday, April 25, the Concert Band, Beginning Band and Percussion Ensembles treated the audience with the music of Gustav Holst, Frank Ticheli, George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa, Chick Corea, and Pat Metheny. Two days later, the jazz ensembles welcomed 7-time Grammy Award-winning drummer Paul Wertico to the Stahl Family Theatre Stage. The groups performed the music of Duke Ellington, Tito Puente, Josef Zawinul, Brad Meldhau, Sammy Nestico, Bill Holman, and student composer, Luis Rivas. The final selections of the evening featured Paul Wertico playing Buddy Rich classics with the Honors Jazz Band. It was a week that will be hard to forget. Videos soon to follow..... Way to go Shamrock Music!