CHS Participate in 7th Annual KC Honor Band

April 22, 2015

Kaskaskia College recently hosted its 7th Annual Honor Band Concert with nine area high school students participating. The event was held Thursday, April 9 in the Jane Knight Auditorium with guest conductor Mr. Michael Hanes. The concert also featured the Kaskaskia College Concert Band conducted by Professor Cliff Jourdan. The concert was free and open to the public.

This was the seventh year for KC to host the event which provided an opportunity for local students to work with and learn from a nationally known educator. Students were selected based upon information submitted by their directors; specifically their musical abilities and general commitment to music.

Honor Band Selections were: His Honor by Henry Fillmore; As Summer Was Just Beginning by Larry Daehn; Mancini Magic by Jerry Brubaker; Where The Black Hawk Soars by Robert W. Smith; and Panorama U.S.A. by James D. Ployhar.

This year’s performance also included a percussion ensemble under the direction of Professor Susan Bjork playing Scuttlebuttby Jim Casella

The KC Concert Band also performed Amparito Roca by Jamie Texidor; Clarinet Candy by Leroy Andreson; Alrington (Where Giants Lie Sleeping) by Paul Murtha; and American Barndance by Richard L. Saucedo.

Pictured are the participating students from Centralia. 1st row – Haley Parson, Kennedy Ring, Rebekah Mondy, SatieBre Stevenson, Alexis Marcum, 2nd row – Allison Gansauer, Erika Wrzesinski, Tanner Hoyt, Bryan Ford, Ethan Peeck, Reesa Barnett. 3rd row – Tailor Faught, Ashton Bauer, Miranda Martin, Samantha Berry, Austin Williams. 4th row – Ben Ashby, Cameron Nollman, and Mr. Sean Cartner.

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