Program Notes – 10/19/17

May River HS Band Department

Program Notes

10/19/17

Hope everyone has had a great week!  There are no band events Friday and Saturday, however, next week is a big week so I wanted to get some information out to you before the weekend.

FALL BAND CONCERT NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT!!!! – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017, 7pm

Next Tuesday, October 24th, the May River Band Department will present its Fall Concert, featuring every band member in the department in a combined concert band.  The concert will take place in the May River HS auditorium with the downbeat of the performance at 7pm. 

After the May River HS band’s performance, members and parents are invited to stay and listen to a performance by the Lowcountry Community Concert Band, a community concert band made up of musicians of all ages, with the core of the ensemble being over the age of 50.  The ensemble is part of the Osher Life Long Institute from the University of South Carolina Beaufort.  The conductor and artistic director of the ensemble is yours truly, and the band includes 6 May River HS Band students.  See the attached flyer, FALL FANFARE!

There is NO COST OF ADMISSION to this concert, however, be aware that traditionally the LCCB passes around baskets for donations. 

 

SILVER SOUND MARCHING ENSEMBLE – COMMAND PERFORMANCE!!! – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2017, 8PM

On Thursday, November 2nd, the May River Band Department and the SILVER SOUND MARCHING ENSEMBLE will present a COMMAND PERFORMANCE of its Award-winning 2017 marching band show – PUSH:  Persist Until Something Happens.   The performance is scheduled to take place in the May River HS stadium, and in addition to the high school marching band will feature the middle school bands from Bluffton MS, McCracken HS, and River Ridge Academy!

There are many activities tentatively scheduled that evening, including a pot luck dinner mixer with the high school and junior high school band members.  The dinner will be followed by a slide show presentation featuring photos and video from the marching band season.  If you have photos that you would like included in the presentation, email them to mayriverbandmemories@gmail.com.

The performance in the stadium is scheduled to begin at 8pm with the COMMAND PERFORMANCE of the SILVER SOUND MARCHING ENSEMBLE.  Immediately following the marching band show, the bands of May River HS, Bluffton MS, McCracken MS, and River Ridge MS will combine to perform as a massed band from the field.  The event will conclude at approximately 8:30pm.

WINTER CONCERT DATE CHANGE – TUESDAY, 12/12/17, 7PM

The date for the band’s winter concert has been changed from the originally scheduled 12/14/17, to 12/12/17.  Please make note it.

Have a pleasant weekend!

Regards,

David Carbone

Director of Bands

May River High School

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