District orchestras performs at winter concert

The music department just finished their winter concerts. The string orchestra had their concert on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The concert was an all-city concert and featured the orchestras from Lakeview, Kimpton and the high school.

The sixth grade orchestra started the night off with “Angels on Parade,” arranged by Carl Strommen. They played another piece titled “Entry of the Tumblers” by Elliot Del Borgo.

The seventh grade orchestra started their portion of the concert with “Honor and Glory” by Soon Hee Newbold. “Still into You” written by Paramore and arranged by Michael Story was up next in the program. The seventh graders last piece was “Burgundian Carol” arranged by Deborah Baker Monday. The last piece of the seventh graders performance included eighth grade volunteers, and they played “North Pole Workshop” by Doug Spata.

The seventh graders stepped back and the eighth graders took the stage. They kicked off their performance with “Festival Fanfaronade” by Deborah Baker Monday. The next song on the program was “Royals” written by Lorde and arranged by James Kazik. The last song the eighth graders played was “Angels in the Bleak Midwinter” arranged by Larry Moore.

The eighth graders then took a seat in the audience and the high school orchestra finished off the evening with their portion of the concert.

The high school started with “Game of Thrones” by Ramin Djawadi and arranged by Larry Moore. The next selection was “Sleigh Ride to New Haven” by Doug Spata. The members then kicked up the beat with “A Pirate’s Legend” by Soon Hee Newbold, and they quickly brought the beat down again with a christmas selection titled “The Moon of Winter” arranged by Vince Gassi. The high school orchestra finished the concert with “Kashmir” written by Led Zeppelin and arranged by Tim McCarrick.

The orchestra enjoyed preparing for performing during the concert, and the audience seemed to enjoy all the selections the director, Sarah Behal, choosed. The high school orchestra is now getting prepared for the state large group contest in a couple of months.

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