Band to perform Spooktacular Concert

Abbey Dissette, Staff Writer

The school’s renowned band will be preforming their Spooktacular Concert this Thursday, Oct. 26. All three bands, concert, symphonic, and wind ensemble, will be before a live audience from 7-9p.m. in the auditorium. The band students will be playing music ranging from fun songs to “serious, classical music that associated with Halloween” according to Dan Valkema, band director.

Students have been preparing for this particular performance since the beginning of September. On top of that, they have been involved in marching band, containing a different set of music, which takes place outside of school.

Since the concert falls so close to Halloween, the band has decided to embrace the true spirit of the holiday.

“I’m excited to wear a spooky costume,” Julia Ruch, junior flutist, said.

The practice may be a little unorthodox compared to previous concerts, but that just makes the performance more unique Patrick Hoadley, band director, said.

All the students are thrilled for the concert, but everyone has their own personal reasons for the bliss band brings them. For David Lozano, tenor saxophone player, it is about spending time with his friends.

For Antonio Gonzalez it’s about “the opportunity to share the gift of music,” which is what the concert is all about.