|5th and 6th grade band students perform recital|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Fifth and sixth grade band students entertained with a night of music at their spring recital held Monday, April 20 at the HHS auditorium. The young musicians performed a variety of instrumental and vocal pieces both in solos and small ensembles.
Pat Wiebers was the director at Monday’s recital and also provided piano accompaniment for the students.
She noted the students were able to pick the songs of their choice and could choose others to play or sing with resulting in a unique collection of music and small groups. In addition to traditional band instruments, sixth graders also had the opportunity to perform on the guitar this year.
Students performing solos were Austin Vieselmeyer, “Ode to Joy;” Alex Coe, “Old McDonald had a Band;” Taylor Goldenstein, “Rockin’ Robin” and “Boogie Blues Issac Brandt, “Aura Lee;” Eilin Coss, “When the Saints Go Marching In;” Lynnette Stark, “Elegy” and “My Favorite Things;” Anna Wirges, “Sunrise, Sunset” and “March;” Dani Brandt, “Edelweis” and “Aura Lee.”
Alex McCallum, “Reflection” and “Spanish Theme;” Jack Gorwitz, “Ode to Joy;” T.J. Gertner, “Stick to It;” Ramon Favela, “Cool Blues;” Jesus Martinez, “When the Saints Go Marching In;” Marques Harvey, “Frere Jacques;” Kaetlynne Overton, “Do Wah Diddy,” “Rio Grande” and “Ode to Joy;” Luke Stewart, “Dr. Rock;” Sidney Struckmeyer, “Hard Rock Blues;” Nicholas Ortner, “On the Move;” and Morgan Golden, “Trumpet Hero.”
Duets featured at the recital included Edgar Cruz and Dennis Amaya, “Aura Lee” and “Hard Rock Blues;” Taylor Goldenstein and Rosa Ochoa, “Calypso Morning;” Kaetlynne Overton and Jentry Andersen, “Courtly Dance;” Cody Lamm and Joel Bencomo, “Ode to Joy;” Yvette Banuelos and Araceli Banuelos, “Hard Rock Blues” and “Frere Jacques.”
Megan Parker and Adilene Bencomo, “Rolling Along;” Hannah Gillmore and Megan Vieselmeyer, “Little Bit of Latin;” Jentry Andersen and Eilin Coss, “Magic Flute;” Christina Conde and Kaetlynne Overton, “Do Re Mi;” Anna Wirges and Christina Conde, “Thailand Lullaby;” Ana Olivas and Ramon Favela, “Recess Rock;” and Marissa Lujan and Kaylee Ham, “Shoo Fly.”
Those in ensembles were Sierra Anderson, Kaylee Michael, Josilyn Lutze and Jacinda Krueger, “Aura Lee” and “Rolling Along;” Kaylee Ham, Kade Kirby and Luke Stewart, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight;” Taylor Mayden, Marques Harvey and Cavin Kramer, “Hard Rock Blues” and “Frere Jacques;” Kanyon Moore, Ivette Varela and Destiny Winterrowd, “Old McDonald Had a Band” and “Hard Rock Blues;” Makenna Bishop, Lori McWilliams and Alison Coyne, “Morning Song;” A.J. Brandt, T.J. Gertner, Logan Gift and Jack Gorwitz, “Sing, Sing, Sing.”
Alex McCallum, Berenice Juarez, Jessica Rivera and Ana Olivas, “Yankee Doodle;” Issac Brandt, Fernando Rojo, Tyler Loutensock and Austin Vieselmeyer, “Ode to Joy” and “Hard Rock Blues;” Jentry Andersen, Kaylee Ham and Eilin Coss, “Minor Rock;” Peyton Dittmer, Madison Gomez, Jaylene Dominguez, Alex Yanez and Roni Beavers, “Ode to Joy;” Roni Beavers, Zander Nelson, Alex Yanez and Dominic Krogmeier, “When the Saints Go Marching In;” Kody Timm, Javy Rojo, Tito Fierro, Jesus Martinez, Dylan Kotch and Isidro Juarez, “High Adventure.”