by Kyra Nakagawa
The band and choir fall concerts were held last Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Brevard High School auditorium.
The concert band performed first with two pieces, “Whitewater Journey” by Bruce Preuninger and “Moscow, 1941” by Brian Balmages.
The wind ensemble performed second with one piece, three movements of “First Suite in E flat” by Gustav Holst: “Chaconne”, “Intermezzo”, and “March”.
The concert choir performed last with four pieces, “Gloria In Excelsis Deo” from “Heiligmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” music by Kenney Potter and poem by Emily Dickenson, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” by Duke Ellington arranged by Mac Huff, and “Sinnuh Man” by Kenney Potter.
“I believe the hardest piece is Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, but it does have the most meaning and the concept of the song is quite powerful,” said Emily Sheffield, freshman.
“The two pieces by Dr. Potter are meaningful to me because he and I grew up a block away from each other and have been friends since elementary school.” said Rivers Smith, choir teacher.