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Upcoming Outside Performances
Sam B. performs with The National Jazz Workshop All-Star Jazz Orchestra at Union Stage in DC on Tuesday, 12 /17 at 7:30pm. They’re opening for Capitol Bones, who presents A Stan Kenton Christmas - featuring an All-Brass Big Band complete with mellophones with vocalist Darden Purcell. General Admission is $25.
Brassterpiece Brass Ensemble will play the National Anthem at the Capital City Go-Go game on Sunday, 1/5 at The Entertainment & Sports Arena in DC. The Go-Go are the Washington Wizards’ NBA G-League Team (i.e., minor leagues.) They are offering special discounted tickets for friends of Brassterpiece. Tip off is at 3pm with Anthem preceding. Click here for tickets: https://fevo.me/brassterpieceanthem
Thank you to Raechel, Eric, Astrid & Mina for helping launch Seahawk Sound (our newly named volunteer Pep Band) for this winter! We are in for a fun season thanks to their ideas and energy!
The first Seahawk Sound gig is this Friday, 12/20, when Boys Basketball takes on Lake Braddock. We’ll also honor our State Champion Boys Soccer Team at the game! We will rehearse from 3:15-5:30, take a dinner break from 5:30-6:30, then play for the game, which tips off at 7:30. All students who plan to play with Seahawk Sound any time this year are encouraged to come to the rehearsal if possible (even if you can’t stay for the game).
Students who plan to play for the game should sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044ba9a62fa57-seahawk We’ll provide pizza for students who sign up and come to rehearsal and the game. Before you come to a rehearsal or game, click the following link to access our Google Drive which contains more information and new music for you to download & practice; open and review the “Read Me” document first:
Join our Symphonic and Wind Ensemble Bands as they perform their holiday concert this Thursday December 12th. The concert is free to the public and a joy for everyone in the family! The Bands will be playing Holiday favorites as well as a variety of other lively music. The doors will open at 6:30 and the concert will being promptly at 7 pm. Hope to see everyone there.
Pyramid Band Bonanza a HUGE Success!!
Thank you so much to everyone who made our first annual Pyramid Band Bonanza a success! It was a fun event that brought 120 student musicians in grades 4 through 12 together as a band community! It was inspiring to see SLHS Band students mentoring the younger musicians as they participated in the clinics, and the whole ensemble put on a wonderful performance for a very appreciative audience! Special thanks to Gretchen Hazlin, who did an amazing job planning the event and coordinating the many volunteers and participants to ensure everything went so smoothly.
Student volunteers: don't forget that you earned service hours! Mrs. Hazlin can verify your hours in X2VOL -- her email address is email@example.com.