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Southern Lehigh Bands Perform at Spring Concert

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On April 25, 2017, The Southern Lehigh High School bands held their annual spring concert. The jazz first band performed first, followed by the concert band.  

The concert band performed songs including “Amazing Grace,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and music from “The Incredibles.”

“My favorite piece that we performed last night is ‘Children’s March.’ That’s been one of my favorite songs to perform at high school, college, and professional wind bands,” band and orchestra director Mr. Larry Fisher said. “It’s a challenging piece that has many subtleties that make it difficult and challenging to perform. The composer, Percy Granger, is probably my favorite composer.”

In the months leading up to the concert, the students rehearsed in class and practiced at home, recording the songs they were going to perform during their big night.

“I didn’t feel that nervous,” freshman flute player Alyssa Milan said. “I was just focused on playing a difficult performance.”

The members of the jazz and concert bands take their performance seriously.

“I didn’t want to mess up at all and make a mistake,” junior percussionist Garrett Boyd said. “I needed to play the notes and follow Mr. Fisher’s tempo so the band won’t slow down. As a drummer, we keep the band in its tempo in all.”

Now that the spring concert has ended, the members of the band will prepare to play at graduation.

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