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Winter Concert

The Concert Band performed 5 musical pieces during the first half of the concert. To start the concert off, the first piece was On This Day Earth Shall Ring (Holst Winter Suite, Movement I) arranged by Robert W. Smith. At the beginning of the piece, it featured two trumpet soloists, Elsie Luque and Emalia Samouhos. The second song was Wonderful Christmastime arranged by Jay Dawson. The third song was A Christmas Canon arranged by Michael Green. The forth song was Rudolph in Wonderland arranged by Paul Jennings. It included themes from Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and a flute soloist, Syed Hamza Hussaini. The final song was Bell Carol A La Big Band arranged by Rob Romeyn, including trumpet soloist, Mauricio Valerio.

 

The Concert Choir performed 5 songs. The first selection was Hine Ma Tov by Allan Naplan, and was accompanied by Maryann Gesmundo playing the clarinet. The following song was A La Nanita Nana, a traditional Spanish Carol, arranged by Sherri Porterfield. The third song was Baby Born in Bethlehem by Victor C. Johnson. The fourth piece was Once Upon a December from “Anastasia” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and arranged by Audrey Snyder. The last song was Holiday Blessing by Joyce Eliers

 

The Purple Notes performed one piece Tidings of Comfort and Joy, a traditional English Carol, arranged by Audrey Snyder.

 

The Jazz Band performed 4 songs. The first song was Jingle-Bell Rock arranged by Jerry Nowak. The second song was The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) arranged by Bob Lowden. There were two soloists in this piece, a trumpet soloist Mauricio Valerio and a trombone soloist Gabrielle Cintron. The third song was The Twelve Days of Christmas arranged by Paul Clark. This song included a part that featured the improvisation of multiple soloists from the wide variety of instruments. The closer for the concert was Christmas Fantasy for Jazz Band (Emmanuel/ What Child is This) arranged by Paul Clark. 

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