Band students performing on stage

The premier concert of our musical year showcased 165 choir, band, and strings students.

The repertoire includes a song from the Maritimes, a traditional South African melody, classics from Beethoven and Sibelius, and a grand finale, Danzon No. 2 by Mexican composer Marquez, featuring 110 string and band students on stage.

Danzon No. 2 is an important piece to note, it is a monumental work that combines Latin rhythms, playful solos, robust sections for strings, and moments of furious percussion and majestic brass. We discovered this piece during our music tour to Cuba at Spring Break in 2023, and upon hearing it played by the Cuban National Band, we fell in love with it.

View photos on our photo gallery or watch a recording of the concert below.

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