DECATUR — The night time was crammed with the candy sounds of clarinets, trumpets and timpani on Could 11 as three bands converged on Peterson Health club in Decatur for the 2021 Bulldog Band spring live performance.
Maestro Jesse Owens directed the 14-piece starting band which was made up of largely first-year music college students from the sixth grade. The younger musicians carried out seven easy items by such well-known composers as Dvorak, Grieg, Beethoven and Bach, and a classical favourite “Can-Can” from Jacques Offenbach.
The center of the band consists of devices from a number of sections of the musical ensemble which, within the Decatur bands, encompass the woodwind, brass and percussion sections. The woodwind part is made up of reed devices such because the oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, and one of many smallest of the band devices, the flute (solely the piccolo is smaller). Though the flute makes use of no reeds, it’s nonetheless labeled as a woodwind.
The brass part is made up of the trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium and tuba.
And final however not least is the percussion part. This a part of the band is made up of a giant number of devices, with the snare drum, bass drum, cymbals and timpani comprising the principle rhythm driving devices. Different percussion devices used within the Bulldog Band Spring Live performance included wind chimes, xylophone, drum lure set, wooden blocks and triangle.
Every band was comprised of 1 or two musicians on every instrument.
Subsequent up was the 16-member center college band which is comprised of seventh- and eighth-grade music college students. The center college band carried out three tougher items, “Canticum” by James Curnow, “Blue” by Robert Smith, and the ever-popular John Phillip Sousa band quantity, “Washington Put up March.”
The center college efficiency was stellar in each means, however the very best one was the Sousa march.
The 18-member highschool band joined forces with the center college to carry out the John Wasson piece, “Firefly.” The Wasson band quantity was one which the center college has labored on since November and, with the addition of the extra skilled musicians, was in itself probably the most fantastically carried out numbers for the mixed bands.
And, lastly, the highschool band had its probability to shine with three stunning masterpieces, together with “Mountain of the Solar,” “An Echo of the Infinite,” “Argentum,” and a variation on the favored hymn, “Superb Grace.”
Simply earlier than the ultimate collection of the night time, Owens launched his senior members who performed their last live performance as highschool college students. For all, the street to music started when Owens first arrived in Decatur. All of the senior members had been seventh-graders when Owens took the highschool music director’s place six years in the past. They included Dora Hernandez-flute, Carlos Perez-saxophone, Emmanuel Thao-percussion, Victor Gonzalez-trumpet, and Damian Merworth-tuba.
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