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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 21, 2014

FMS band concert features several holiday carols, medleys

Dec 03, 2013

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Fairfield Middle School bands will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the school cafetorium.

“The students have been working hard on a variety of literature for your listening enjoyment,” said Mary Andersen, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade band teacher.

The sixth-grade will perform: “Overlords,” an ominous, full sounding piece by Sean O’Laughlin; “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” a holiday carol arranged with a bit of a gospel rock beat by Bruce Pearson; “Blue Note Rock” by Sandy Feldstein and John O’Reilly; and “Trumpet Hero” by Paul Lavender, which features both the trumpets and an added drum break written by student Dylan Barras and fifth-grade band director Aaron Adam.

The seventh-grade band will perform holiday pieces “Chanson de Noel” arranged by Larry Neeck and “Silver Bells” arranged by Johnnie Vinson; as well as a programmatic piece titled “Hound of the Baskervilles” by Mekel Rogers, based upon the famous chase scene in the Sherlock Holmes book.

The eighth-grade band will perform a holiday medley titled “Victorian Christmas” arranged by Eric Branchfield; themes from “The Polar Express” movie arranged by Paul Lavender; and “Hope Springs Eternal,” an original band work by Andrew Poor.

Admission for the concert is $2 for adults and $1 for students, with district activity passes allowed.

“Hope to see you there,” said Andersen.

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