Home of the Wildcats
On Thursday, December 7, the BMS jazz band, concert bands, string ensemble, and choruses, under the direction of Matt Davis and Dan Ciccarello, treated a packed BHS auditorium to its Annual Holiday Concert. The program featured arrangements which focused on the fundamentals of the elements of music, from the jazz band’s Sleigh Ride, to the fifth grade band's rendition of Dreidel Song, to the string ensemble’s presentation of the symphonic poem Finlandia, and to the 5th/6th grade chorus's spirited You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The select chorus sang Carol of the Bells a cappella, and the grades 7/8 concert band played Blue Ridge Reel, a musical homage to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This tune, in which concert band meets bluegrass, featured percussion on a washboard, tambourines, as well as spoons! The entire evening was a great way to indulge in our young musicians’ talents and get into the spirit of the holiday season.
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