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Special Festival Recital

Festival Masterclass Instructors

1:30 PM

Santana High School

Daisy Rohner


3:30 PM

Santana High School

Daisy Rohner

Concert Band

11:00 AM

Granite Hills High School

Amaya Fogg

Dr. Christina Wilde


3:00 PM

Granite Hills High School

Amaya Fogg

Dr. Christina Wilde


5:00 PM

Hillsdale Middle School

James Llamas

Michael Wallace

Advanced Orchestra

8:30 AM

Hillsdale Middle School

James Llamas

Michael Wallace

Hillsdale MIddle School Symphonic Band

10:30 AM

Monte Vista High School

Charles Jirkovsky

Joel Tropp

Monte Vista Concert Band

9:00 AM

Eastlake High School

Sierra Johnson

Dianne Huslin

Eastlake High School Concert Band

11:30 AM

Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dimitri Shostakovich, arranged by Johan de Meij "Waltz No. 2" from Dimitri Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 2, arranged by Johan de Meij, is a captivating rendition of one of Shostakovich's most beloved compositions. Originally composed for a small jazz ensemble in 1938, Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 2 captures the essence of the vibrant and tumultuous era of Soviet Russia. The waltz, in particular, exudes a sense of elegance and charm, juxtaposed with underlying hints of irony and melancholy, characteristic of Shostakovich's style. Johan de Meij's arrangement for concert band retains the essence of Shostakovich's original waltz while expanding upon it with the full breadth and depth of a symphonic ensemble. Through skillful orchestration and thoughtful interpretation, de Meij brings out the nuances of Shostakovich's composition, highlighting the lush harmonies, intricate melodies, and rhythmic vitality that make the waltz so compelling. As the music unfolds, listeners are transported to a bygone era of opulence and sophistication, where the waltz was the epitome of social grace and refinement. Yet, beneath the surface, there is a sense of underlying tension and unease, reflecting the tumultuous political and social climate of Shostakovich's time. Through its blend of elegance and complexity, "Waltz No. 2" from Jazz Suite No. 2 offers a captivating musical experience that is both nostalgic and thought-provoking, showcasing the enduring power and versatility of Shostakovich's music in the hands of a master arranger like Johan de Meij. With Each Sunset by Richard L. Saucedo "With Each Sunset" by Richard L. Saucedo is a poignant and emotive work for concert band that explores the theme of transition and reflection. From its gentle opening, the piece evokes a sense of introspection and nostalgia, inviting listeners to journey through the shifting hues of a sunset. Saucedo's rich harmonies and lyrical melodies paint a vivid musical portrait of the natural world, capturing the serene beauty of dusk as the sun gracefully descends below the horizon. As the music unfolds, the listener is enveloped in a tender atmosphere, reminiscent of quiet moments of contemplation and introspection. The composer's sensitive use of dynamics and orchestration creates a sense of depth and emotion, allowing each melodic line to resonate with sincerity and warmth. Through its evocative melodies and expressive phrasing, "With Each Sunset" offers a heartfelt meditation on the passage of time and the beauty found in moments of transition. With its graceful lyricism and emotive storytelling, "With Each Sunset" stands as a testament to Saucedo's mastery of the concert band medium. The piece invites audiences to pause and reflect on the beauty of nature and the fleeting nature of time, leaving a lasting impression long after the final notes fade away. Foundry by John Mackey "Foundry" by John Mackey is a riveting portrayal of an industrial foundry, brimming with relentless energy and rhythmic intensity. Mackey's skillful orchestration captures the clang and clamor of machinery through driving percussion, powerful brass fanfares, and intricate woodwind passages. Amidst the fervor, moments of reflection emerge, offering respite before plunging back into the pulsating rhythms. The piece culminates in a triumphant finale, showcasing Mackey's innovative composition and ability to transport listeners to vivid musical landscapes, leaving audiences exhilarated and inspired.

Helix High School

Michael Benge & Rachel Casey

Kevin Osborn

Helix Wind Ensemble

4:30 PM

Rancho Buena Vista

Eric Weirather

Jose Villarreal

Wind Ensemble

5:30 PM

El Capitan High School

Kyle Hildebrant

Mr. Scott Goergens

Symphonic Band

10:00 AM

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