West Bay Community Band Concert Review

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Concert Review 6 This year’s West Bay Community Band concert on December 17th was an excellent concert based on the theme of Christmas music. The performance took place at Mills High School in their own theater and had the new staging previously used in their Winter Concert. The Band, Saxtet, Euphonium Quintet, and the Flute Trio had some individuals with the Holiday spirit. The band seemed pretty relaxed and were at ease when playing their selections regarding A Christmas Festival. Winter Wonderland was a played at a Moderato tempo with the Flutes and Clarinets being the most active players in this song. Two 16th century Carols was played at an Andante-Moderato Tempo that emphasized the whole band at different parts of the song. Good Swing Wenceslas was played at a…show more content…
Angels We Have Heard on High was played at an Allegro tempo that sent good vibes throughout the song. Hark the Herald Angels Sing was played at an Andante tempo that expressed the Flutes who are mostly composed of expression of a choir singing the song. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was played at an Andante tempo and indicated the excellence of the whole band with soothing music. Deck the Halls was played at a Moderato tempo and demonstrated the high’s and low’s of the High Woodwind range. Gabriel’s Oboe was played at a Moderato Tempo and reveals the hidden sound most audiences do not hear due to the low and sweet sound that comes out of the instrument. Jingle Bells was played at an Allegro tempo and articulated the sweet sound that comes from the whole band creating a swing beat to match a nostalgic preference of Christmas being so close. The Flute Trio expressed their excellence in soothing music from their selection Silent Night played at an Andante tempo. Their other song Carol of the Bells played at a Moderato tempo and was quite lively with each player playing different tunes all at the same time. The song selections were perfect for the theme and they had a familiar
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