Pine City Senior High Band & Choir Performing Monday Night In Pine City

Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am
March is “Music in Our Schools Month” and Pine City audiences sure won’t want to miss to the Senior High Midwinter Concert this Monday at 7:30pm.
The concert will feature selections by both bands and choirs, including the Concert Choir performing “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin and “I Dreamed of Rain” by Jan Garrett.  Several student soloists will be featured.  There will also be familiar selections, such as the Pine City Singers’ arrangement of “Danny Boy” and the Men’s Choir performing a rollicking rendition of “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor.”  Jennifer Krinke will conduct the choirs, accompanied by Diane Vander Venter.
The concert will open with Jazz One, always a highlight of the concert.  Freshman tenor saxophone standout Sam Roberto will be featured on the classic Count Basie swing chart “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.”  Roberto will also solo with Adam Martin (trumpet) on “High and Flighty,” a Hank Mobley bop tune.
The Wind Ensemble will tackle a series of challenging works as they prepare for Large Group Contest on March 13 in Rush City.  The group has received unanimous Superior ratings each of the past six years and looks to continue their streak with the percussive power of “Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual” by Robert W. Smith.  They will also play a Latin march entitled “Latina” by the late Minnesota composer Frank Bencriscutto, as well as a beautiful arrangement of the classic American folk song “Shenandoah.”   The bands are directed by Bradley Mariska.
As always, this concert is free and the public is encourage to attend in support of these outstanding student musicians.

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