Wilmot Band Festival is Saturday

The first Annual Wilmot Band Festival is Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 6 p.m.

All band students in grades 4-12 from Lakewood, Randall, Trevor-Wilmot, Riverview grade schools and Wilmot Union High School will perform in this festival. As the grand finale, every student will be playing Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever together. That’s 550 students playing in one song in one location.

Each band director is taking turns to conduct songs for each grade level so the students get to experience different conducting techniques. The students will only have one rehearsal together (they have been working with their school directors on the music) earlier on the day of the performance.

The festival will be in the Wilmot field house. Each grade of students will be seated together for one large concert set up. The 4th grade students are playing 4 songs, the 5th grade is playing 4. The 6th grade bands are playing two. The 7/8 band is playing two, plus the Star Spangled Banner and a joint piece with the high school. The high school concert band and wind ensemble will be performing together, and the wind ensemble will perform by themselves.

Tickets are $3 at the door for adults. All students are free.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m.


One Comment

  1. camille tracy says:

    i believe that was the best concert i’ve ever been a part of i play the bass Clarinet and it is great to be able play with other great students from all the different schools

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