Concert in the Park
The idea behind the Spring Concert this year was a throwback to what band concerts would have been a hundred years ago. Before amplification was common, people used to gather for outdoor band concerts to listen to all types of music. Much of the music consisted of popular marches (i.e. John Phillip Sousa), orchestral transcriptions, and other music of the day. These concerts were some of the first "pops" concerts.
In the same vein, our Spring Concert was very much a "pops" concert. And though we weren't able to have it outside, it was quite nice to do a more laid-back concert. The students performed tremendously and played a lot of wonderful music!
The Spring Concert was a great way to close out performances for the year. We're all looking forward to the banquet Thursday night. It will be a good time to celebrate all of our accomplishments!