Spring concert covers B (Beatles) to Z (Legend of Zelda)
By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Close to 130 band and choir students performed in the Brentwood Music Department’s spring concert on April 26 in the BHS auditorium.
The choir, directed by Debbie Stinson, performed first. Then Grant Krener conducted five separate programs: the sixth grade band, seventh grade band, eighth grade band, jazz band and high school band.
Stinson led the 10-voice choir in “Blame It On the Boogie” by the Jackson Five, Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song,” “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers and the gospel hymn “Oh Happy Day.” Then Nija Price sang Sam Smith’s “Not In That Way” and Ruqqiyah Muhammad covered “Tears Dry” by Amy Winehouse, with Price, Alesha Williams and Nyiah Thompson singing backup.
Krener directed 118 students in the five bands. That’s the most he’s had in his three years here, thanks mostly to a big turnout from the sixth-grade class — 38 students, compared to 19 two years ago. He said it probably has something to do with having the jazz band perform at both elementary schools.
The band program was as follows:
Sixth grade band
“Let’s Go Band” by Albert Ahronheim
“Rock Medley 2,” various composers
Seventh grade band
“Cantaloupe Island,” Herbie Hancock
“Star Wars,” John Williams
“Heart and Soul,” Hoagy Carmichael
Eighth grade band
“Linus and Lucy,” Vince Guaraldi
“Imperial March,” John Williams
“In My Life,” The Beatles
“Blues in Bb,” Brentwood bands
“Come Together,” The Beatles
“Song for My Father,” Horace Silver
High school band
“Jean Pierre,” Miles Davis
“The Legend of Zelda (The Main Theme),” Koji Kondo
“Palace Music” from Zelda II, Akiko Nakatsuka
“Hedwig’s Theme,” John Williams
“The Force Theme,” John Williams
“Jurassic Park,” John Williams