HAHS springing into music


Riley Mohn

On May second, the bands performed at the spring concert. The bands included the Aerial Boundaries, Orchestra, the Concert Band, the “Hawktones” Jazz Ensemble, the Flute Choir, Concert Choir, and the Ascending Chamber Strings. Plus, Samantha Gruber and Ella Lytle chose and performed music on the piano in between the groups.

     Aerial Boundaries played first, and they performed Seize the Day, arranged by Kirby Shaw, and What a Wonderful World, arranged by Mark A. Brymer. Behind the curtain while they were performing, the band was dancing to their beautiful voices and waving their arms to the soothing music while they waited for the rest of the band to collect onstage. 

     The concert band performed after a brief piano interlude. They played Blalock Canyon March by Steve Hodges, Ammerland by Jacob De Haan, African Dreams by Brant Karrick and Pixar Movie Favorites by Michael Brown. One student, Sadie Hanes said she enjoyed playing Pixar because of the Ratatouille interlude during the concert. Another student, Madden Dietrich enjoys Ammerland because of the slow pace and how beautiful it sounds. She also thinks that the flutists played the best, especially the ones that had a solo, like Hailey Quinn and Arwen Buckwalter. 

     After another piano interlude, the Concert Choir performed. They played Rhythm of Life, arranged by Richard Barnes, and Go the Distance, arranged by Ed Lojeski. In Go the Distance, Ian Fink, Skylynn Binder, David Behm, Grace Swavely, and Max Gattone performed solos and sang just like Hercules in the movie. 

     Then, with no piano interlude, the Flute Choir performed Night Hawk, arranged by Quincy Hilliard. They performed with no director keeping their tempo, and they stayed together throughout the whole thing. The concert band students who were sitting in the audience during the Flute Choir’s performance sat in awe listening to the sweet sounds of the flutes. 

     After the Flute Choir performed, the orchestra played. They played Loch Lomond, which was a Traditional Scottish Tune, then Royal Fireworks Overture arranged by Todd Parrish, and Shallow from A Star is Born, arranged by Larry Moore, with Clayton Lash and Aster West as accompaniments. 

     Once Shallow was finished, Ascending Chamber Strings came out and performed Country Wedding from The Moldau, arranged by Sandra Dackow, and Bylina, arranged by Ilya Levinson. 

     Last but certainly not least, The “Hawktones” Jazz Ensemble played. They performed Four, arranged by John Berry, Misty, arranged by Terry White, and Adventuras!, arranged by Paul Baker. In Four, soloists Clayton Lash, Noah Kramer, Vincent Heckman, Clarissa Dimovits, and Ian Fink amazed the audience with their articulations and dynamics. Next, soloists Ty Josefick and Jaydon Witman used their volume and confidence well in Misty. As an appalling ending, soloists Ian Fink and Clayton Lash used their brass instruments to give the audience an incredible finale to the concert in Adventuras!.