McCbg. Schools To Hold Band Concert
McConnellsburg Middle and High School Band will hold its annual spring band concert on Friday evening, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The program will feature a mixture of musical genres for everyone to enjoy.
The middle school band will feature five pieces, starting with Offenbach’s “Can Can” and an excerpt from Beethoven’s “7th Symphony.” The English tune, “Londonderry Air,” will follow. The middle school band will close with two energetic pieces including “Mambo #5” and a concert band version of “This Is My Country.” The middle school band has grown leaps and bounds from the early September days and we believe all will thoroughly enjoy what the band has to offer.
The high school band will begin with a classical piece entitled “Italian Masters” featuring 3 Italian Baroque composers. A John Phillip Sousa march follows entitled “March of the Noble Shrine,” hand picked by the trumpet section. The energenic and contemporary “Algorhythms” is third on the program. Two swing tunes from the 30s follow with Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” featuring the saxophone section and Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” The program switches into a different gear for the conclusion. The band will first play its fall marching band tune, Carlos Santana’s “ Evil Ways.” Senior Nick McClure will conduct “Party Rock” (with special thanks to drafting teacher Todd Wofford). Two “pop” tunes conclude the evening – Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” and Bon Jovi’s marching band version of “You Give Love A Bad Name.” The senior band will offer a great night of enjoyable music, now under the direction of Greg Strine. There is no admission charge for this program, but donations will be gladly accepted.