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West Orange High School Music Department Caps Off Winning Season at Spring Band Concert

June 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Music Department capped off a stellar 2013-2014 season with the June 5 Spring Band Concert.

Under the direction of Lisa Swanick, the Ninth Grade Band shone on "Americana Folk Suite," showing a broad range of development during the year.

High musical points of the evening included the Concert Band's performance of "The Machine Awakes," by Steven Bryant and Symphonic Winds' performance of "Foundry," by John Mackey, two pieces purchased by Director Erin McClure with grant monies from the West Orange High School PTA.

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Director Lew Kelly led the award-winning Wind Ensemble in performances of Billy Joel's "And So It Goes," along with selections from "Wicked." 

The concert was the culmination of another outstanding year for the West Orange High School Music Department.

The Mountaineer Marching Band hosted its first Invitational at the high school in October, and along with Color Guard, won the Roxbury Competition.

The Marching Band and Symphonic bands traveled to Walt Disney World in February to perform along Main Street USA and the Walt Disney World Amphitheater.

The West Orange High School Wind Ensemble won the Gold Rating at the Region I Band Festival in March , with the Ninth Grade Band, Silver Rating; Concert Band, Silver Rating; Symphonic Winds, Silver Rating; and Winnd Ensemble, Gold Rating, Outstanding Woodwind Section, Outstanding Brass Section, and Outstanding Percussion Section.

The West Orange High School Winter Color Guard placed second at the Winter Guard International World Championships.

The Wind Ensemble represented the region at the State Concert Band Gala in May at Rutgers University.

 

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