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Grossmont College Concert Band performance

March 02, 2016

07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater

The Grossmont College Concert Band and the El Capitan High School Band under the direction of conductors Russ Sperling and Chris Nowlin will perform a free Pre-Festival Concert from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater.

Sperling, Grossmont College's band director, arranges for a collaborative concert with one of the East County high school bands each year as part of an outreach effort to interest high-schoolers in continuing with band at the college level. Always held in March, the event is called a "Pre-Frestival Concert" because it is an opportunity for high school bands to prepare for their competion season, which runs from March through April. The high school bands are able to perform in a low-key setting at the Cuyamaca College event and also are given feedback from Sperling on ways to better their competition scores. 

The El Capitan Band will perform Gustav Holst's "First Suite in E Flat," and the Grossmoont College Concert Band will perform John Williams' "Star Wars" theme, arranged by Stephen Bulla.; "O Magnum Mysterium" by composer Morten Lauridsen and arranged by H. Robert Reynolds;; and "Armenian Dances," a concert band piece written by Alfred Reed. 

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