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All-District Elementary Band Winter Concert To Be Held

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Full bands are performing [Image Credit:Choha Kim]

Full bands are performing [Image Credit:Choha Kim]


    As an opportunity for Brea elementary school students to showcase and show off their instrumental skills, All-District Elementary Band Winter Concert was held on Dec. 9 at Brea Olinda High School Gym. The concert featured beginning, advanced bands, and student soloists from Arovista, Country Hills, Fanning, Laurel, Mariposa, and Olinda elementary schools in BOUSD.

      The programs included the combination of performances of student soloists, beginning, and advanced bands. The concert started off with Enzo La’s flute performance of ‘The Star Spangled banner.’ It continued with Laurel, Mariposa, and Olinda elementary schools’ advanced bands. Right after, beginning bands performed with courage despite their lack of skill. Even though beginning bands had frequent mistakes throughout the performance, audiences cheered them with heart.

        Donghoon Kim, 5th grader at Brea Country Hills elementary school, shared, “This concert scared me a lot; however, it also helped me with courage to blow saxophone in front of crowds. Since I am a beginner, I didn’t expect that I would be able to perform at concert. However, I felt proud of myself and learned more things through this concert.”

          Brea Country Hills beginning bands are performing [Image Credit:Choha Kim]

          Brea Country Hills beginning bands are performing [Image Credit:Choha Kim]


            After beginning bands’ courageous performances, Arovista, Country Hills, and Fanning Advanced Bands started with the performance of ‘Procession of the Kings’ by full bands. Among all the outstanding performances, Glenda Bartell, director, specifically mentioned about Emma McCanne’s ‘Dance of the Mirlitons(from the Nutcracker Suite).

              “Emma McCanne is really impressive because she practiced a lot by herself to play advanced-level of song with flute,” Bartell stated.

                After McCanne’s impressive performance, concert was finalized with ‘Hanukkah Celebration.’ “I want to improve more so that I can be a soloist for the next year’s concert,” Kim said.

                  Choha Kim/junior at Brea Olinda High School, chohakim1111@gmail.com
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