Starting the year Forte

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While most students are hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks, band students are already at school. Music is its own language. Musicians need to know how to read and write music notes. And the first band concert is right around the corner! All the band members are starting to practice the songs for the spooky band concert. All of the band members will be performing and the concert will have three bands. The beginning band, advanced band and jazz band with many different types of instruments, from the smallest flute to the biggest baritone saxophone. The theme of the concert will be Halloween and the band concert is going to be held on October 23 at Herman Adventure in the gym.

For the concert, the band members are each doing at least one to three songs. The beginning band will be playing two songs. One song that they will be playing is “Waltz of the Waiths”. The Advanced band will be playing three songs including one that they have already started playing which is “Count Rockula” and another one song named “Rocking Halloween” that the band  And the Jazz band will be playing at least two to three songs depending on how much time they have. To share their progress with the school.

The jazz band will be playing one to two songs depending on what we can swing.”

— Ms. Lovejoy

Vanessa Mowad played the Alto saxophone for three years, and has recently picked it up again. This is the first year she’s participated in the school band, but so far has enjoyed it. Her choice to join was greatly influenced by opportunities such as, “Spending time with friends and traveling.” Adventure’s campus is very musically active, and entertains many students, some of Vanessa’s friends included. Her peer’s participation has inspired her to start up again, stating that the activity, “grew on” her.

We interviewed Ms. Lovejoy, the band instructor. We wanted to know why we do band concerts at all. And she replied with “It is a goal to reach for. A light at the end of the tunnel.” Something that Mrs. Lovejoy wants parents to know is that the beginners got really good because they went from not even knowing anything at all about an instrument to actually blowing and playing a song. And the returners are rediscovering music.