Extracurricular activities, such as Band and Choir, can be an important part of a student’s life. Which is why at McDowell, these classes are offered and up for any student to join. Both the Band and Choir have been working very hard for their upcoming concert at McDowell, on March 8th, which begins at 7 P.M. Although the 7th and 8th Grade Band, and the 7th Grade Choir will be the main discussion, there will also be a performance from the 8th Grade Choir. Up next, are the pieces that are going to be played by the 7th and 8th Grade Band, in the upcoming concert.
The pieces that are played, are what make every concert different from one another. These pieces are practiced over and over, in order to entertain the audience. It takes bands months in order to perfect everything about a piece. The pieces that the 7th and 8th Grade Band will be playing are Night Flight by Bill Calhoun, which is a piece that is fast-paced and very aggressive. Above and Beyond by James Swearingen; this piece is exciting with a lot of dramatic melodies. Ancient Echoes by Ed Huckeby, which is a combination of the two pieces Ahrirang and Simple Gifts. This piece is very slow and soothing to the ear. The final piece the 7th and 8th Grade Band will play is Mi Casa Es Su Casa, which is another piece by James Swearingen. The title is Spanish for, “My home is your home.” This piece has rhythmic energy, and is Percussion oriented with an array of instruments. There is more than just the 7th and 8th Grade Band for the upcoming concert, there is also the 7th Grade Choir. There will be more detail about the songs that the 7th Grade Choir will be singing next.
Along with pieces making every concert different, songs can make them different as well. Which is why singing different songs at every concert is important in separating your performances. The different songs that the 7th Grade Choir will be singing are All Star by Smash Mouth. This song was originally featured in the movie Shrek. Lean on Me by Bill Withers, is a song from the 1970’s. The song is about hope and overcoming pain. The final song that the 7th Grade Choir will be singing is Hallelujah. Although the 7th Grade Choir will be performing less songs/pieces than the 7th and 8th Grade Band, their performance will be just as good. That wraps up everything about the 7th Grade Choir, time to conclude about the entire concert.
All in all, make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming concert at McDowell. The 7th and 8th Grade Band, and the 7th and 8th Grade Choir have worked very hard and have been preparing for months. From aggressive fast-paced pieces, to songs that were featured in a popular kids movie, this upcoming concert will be different from every other. So, make sure to be at McDowell on March 8th, at 7 P.M. for the future concert.