MHS Band Concerts This Week

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MHS musicians on a recent trip to New Orleans.

The Middleton High School (MHS) Bands will present their series of Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm in the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday’s Concert will feature performances by the Concert Band and the Wind Ensemble. The Concert Band will present Gliere’s famous Russian Sailor’s Dance and John Phillip Sousa’s King Cotton.

The Wind Ensemble on Wednesday night will contrast John Paulson’s ‘Epinicion’; a piece based on an ancient Grecian chant with Eric Whitacre’s  ‘Lux Arumque’ – a piece of redemption. Kilimanjaro will be accompanied by a slide presentation of science teacher Joe Spolar’s climb of the peak.

The Cardinal Band and Wind Ensemble will combine for the Thursday, May 9 concert. They will present a pair of pieces by Texan composer, John Mackey. The Cardinal Band will perform ‘Foundry’ a piece for band and “found” percussion while the Wind Ensemble will present Mackey’s ‘Strange Humors’; a piece that explores and contrasts African elements from Egypt and West Africa.

Both concerts are free to the public and will be followed by receptions.

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