Concert BandKevin Schoenbach, directorStephanie San Roman, directorZandreaHafenrichter, student teacher Tonight’s selections: Crown Point Celebration by Anne McGinty Three on the Isle by Hugh M. Stuart Highlights from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz, arr. Brown
Crown Point Celebration by Anne McGinty Anne McGinty is one of the most prolific female composers in the field of concert band literature. She has written for concert band, orchestra, and small ensembles.
Crown Point Celebration by Anne McGinty This piece is in a traditional ABA form. The first section is upbeat, passing the melody back and forth between various instrumental sections. The second B section is slower and more lyrical.
Crown Point Celebration by Anne McGinty Here we see the return of the A section, recalling the quicker tempo and sixteenth note based rhythms of the opening. Both melody and countermelody overlap creating an exciting musical texture as the piece pushes to a close.
Three on the Isle by Hugh M. Stuart This multi-movement work contains three types of folk songs from different locales in Britain. The first movement, Song from Wolking Castle, is typical of the area where Robert Burns wrote his famous poem The Brigs of Ayr.
Three on the Isle by Hugh M. Stuart The second movement, Ayre for Betws-y-Coedis a lyrical songs from the little Welsh town, Betws-y-Coed. The Welsh have always been known for their singing and this plaintive melody is typical of their beautiful songs.
Three on the Isle by Hugh M. Stuart The last movement is titled A Tune from County Antrim. Many Scots fled to Antrim County, Ireland, when Mary Queen of Scots met her demise. In time, the Scottish and Irish music was melded together to produce in Antrim County a folklore which had some elements of each culture.
No One Mourns The Wicked In the beginning of this award winning musical, the Wicked Witch of the West is dead. No one mourns for her.
I’m Not That Girl The rest of the musical takes place in the form of a flashback, before a green-skinned girl named Elphaba became the Wicked Witch. Here, she sings of how the one she truly loves, Fiyero, could never love someone like her.
Defying Gravity Society doesn’t accept Elphaba because of the color of her skin. Labled “evil”, she comes to be called the “Wicked Witch”. Elphaba soon discovers those who claim to be good are actually evil. This segment is written with a driving rock feel, which can be heard at different times during the musical.
No Good Deed The Oz guards try to capture Elphaba, but Fiyero helps her escape. He is taken to be tortured. Elphaba tries to cast a spell to save him, but believes she has failed. She begins to accept her reputation as “wicked”.
For Good After much turmoil and a number of plot twists and turns later, Glinda finds Elphaba and reaffirms the friendship they had formed earlier in the musical. Elphaba convinces Glinda to take over as ruler of Oz. Soon after, Dorothy arrives and melts the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water.
For Good Glinda mourns for Elphaba, believing her friend is truly dead. In the end, however, the audience sees Fiyero (no longer under Oz guard custody) open a trap door. Elphaba emerges alive and well and the two live happily ever after.
Symphonic BandKevin Schoenbach, director Tonight’s selections: March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown Friend Like Me by Alan Menken, arranged by Jay Bocook Highlights from Frozen by arr. Sean O’Loughlin
March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans March of the Belgian Paratroopers, or Marche des ParachutistesBelgesin the composer's native language, was started by the composer during World War I, but not finished until World War II.
March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans It was finished to commemorate the Belgian Paratroop Brigade being formed in the early 1940's.
March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans This section of the march was from another piece that received a consolation prize at a composition contest; Leemans was so disgusted he scrapped the original piece.
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical, which uses previously released material as it's score. It is about the rise and fall of the popular 1960's rock band, The Four Seasons. It opened on Broadway in 2005, and won the Tony for Best Musical in 2006.
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown During the sessions that produced the hit “Walk Like a Man”, the studios caught fire. The producer thought they were about to get the perfect take, and barricaded the doors so no one could get out…firemen had to break down the door with an ax to get the musicians out!
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown “Big Girls Don’t Cry” hit number one on the charts in November of 1962, where it stayed for five weeks.
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown "Rag Doll" was inspired by a dirty-faced woman who cleaned the car windshield of the composer. All she wanted was spare change, but when he gave her a twenty, her astonished face is what inspired the lyrics.
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown "December, 1963: Oh What a Night" was originally about the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, but the lyrics were changed to appeal to a younger audience.
Jersey Boys arr. Michael Brown N’Sync had its break out star, Justin Timberlake. In much the same way, The Four Seasons had a breakout star named Frankie Valli. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” was his first big single.
Friend Like Me by Alan Menken, arr. Jay Bocook Aladdin was the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was part of the Disney film era known as the Disney Renaissance. It was the most successful film of 1992, earning over $504 million worldwide.
Friend Like Me by Alan Menken, arr. Jay Bocook This piece has many brass effects involving mutes and plungers. Players have words like “growl” and “wa” written in their music to get the desired effects at the beginning of the piece. Drummer Connor Hennessy plays like famous drummer Gene Krupa, who played on “Sing, Sing, Sing”.
Friend Like Me by Alan Menken, arr. Jay Bocook Alan Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Studios. He has composed scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, andTangled.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin The Frozen soundtrack spent fourteen straight weeks as the number one album, becoming the first soundtrack to do that since 1998’s Titanic.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin The composers of Frozen used the Norwegian women’s choir Cantus in the film to give it some authentic sounds of the region. Abi Hummel and Sydney Blount add some vocals to start the song.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” is one of the songs written by songwriter Robert Lopez, who also wrote the songs for Book of Mormon.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin Lopez is one of a handful of people to receive a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards, all for his soundtracks. He collaborated with his wife Kathleen on this film.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin “For the First Time in Forever” features the alto saxophones and french horn on the melody.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin “Let It Go”, sung by IdinaMenzel, is the unquestionable most popular song from the musical. It won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song”.
Highlights from Frozen arr. Sean O’Loughlin The orchestral score for Frozen was written by Christophe Beck. He also wrote the scores for the Hangover trilogy and Pitch Perfect. He tried to combine traditional orchestra and authentic Norwegian instruments.
Meghann Ashman OHS Activities: NAHS Vice President, Deutsch Klub President, Pep Band, Marching Band Plans After Graduation: University of Edinburgh majoring in Art and Physics
Meg Bernard OHS Activities: Marching Band, National Art Honor Society Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, then transferring to Hope College
Sydney Blount OHS Activities: Tennis, Badminton, A Cappella Choir, NHS, Tri-M Plans After Graduation: University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Amber Colón OHS Activities: NAHS Event Coordinator, LASO, Marching Band Plans After Graduation: DePaul University (Chicago) majoring in Intercultural Communication, minoring in Political Science
Greg Deck OHS Activities: Marching Band Plans After Graduation:Waubonsee Community College majoring in Graphic Design
Mike Dolenak OHS Activities: Cross Country, Track, Youth and Government Plans After Graduation: University of Springfield, majoring in Political Science, minoring in Education
Crystal Flake OHS Activities: NHS, NEHS, SNHS, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa, Speech Team, Drama Club, Musical Connections, Dumbledore’s Army, Marching Band Plans After Graduation: Brigham Young University majoring in Special Education
Tom Hartnett OHS Activities: Jazz Band, Marching Band, Track, Football, Volleyball, Mathletes, NHS, Pit Orchestra Plans After Graduation: Northern Illinois University, majoring in Music Education
Cassiday Kayer OHS Activities: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Theatre, NAHS Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College majoring in Early Childhood Education
Kevin Lewis OHS Activities: Jazz Band II Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, majoring in Computer Science
Kyle Lewis Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, majoring in Computer Science
GiGi Liberatore OHS Activities: Marching Band, Pep Band, Badminton Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, majoring in Criminal Justice
Josh Petko OHS Activities: Pep Band, Marching Band Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, major undecided
Jason Petzold OHS Activities: Jazz Band, Archery Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, major undecided
Christian Trujillo OHS Activities: Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band Plans After Graduation: Waubonsee Community College, majoring in Criminal Justice
Wind Ensemble Tonight’s Selections: Hometown Boy by Karl King, arr. James Swearingen Atlantis: Lost City of the Ancients, by Barry Milner Bayou Breakdown, by Brent Karrick The Simpsons by Danny Elfman, arr. Paul Lavender Selections from “Annie” arr. Robert Lowden