by Amelia Seepersaud ’20
Tech’s 2016-2017 Winter Instrumental concert showcased the amazing musical talent so many Tech students possess. It was clear how much effort and hard work was put into the show, from teachers and students alike. There was so much energy and holiday spirit radiating off the stage throughout the concert, and each performing group did a great job of incorporating a diverse set of cultures in their performances. They played a variety of holiday songs from Christmas songs to Hanukkah songs and more.
The show began with the Intermediate Orchestra performing Robert Longfield’s “Bonanza.” This performance really hooked the audience with its upbeat and festive melodies. The Jazz band gave a very exciting upbeat performance in their first song “Birdland,” in which an impressive tenor sax solo was given. In fact, there were several stellar solo performances throughout the show. The solos were a nice way to spice up the music and highlight the talent of individual students.
Each performing group also played popular holiday songs we all know and love. Concert Band gave a terrific performance of “Selections from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Listening to them play this piece was like listening to a recording of the original. The Advanced Orchestra also played well-known selections such as music from Brave, and, finally, to conclude the concert, “Believe” from The Polar Express. This piece was played beautifully. It was an excellent way to end the show, capturing the spirit and magic of the holiday season.
I guess we can say that all the talented musicians that performed ended the year on a high note!
To see more of the concert, head over to BTHS TRI-M YouTube channel.