Camden Hills' Winter Band Concert benefits hungry

By Dwight Collins | Jan 27, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins The Camden Hills Regional High School Band performed their annual Winter Concert Jan. 23 at the Strom Auditorium.

Rockport — Once again the Camden Hills Regional High School Band performed its winter concert to help benefit the hungry.

No admission was charged for the Jan. 23 concert, just the donation of a non-perishable food item, which is later donated help support local food pantries.

The 2014 concert conducted by Nancy Rowe showcased a cavalcade of music spanning generations. “Tenor Madness” by Sonny Rollins and “St. James Infirmary” by Joe Primrose were preformed by the school’s jazz combo. The concert band performed “Commemoration Overture” by Robert Sheldon, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” arranged by Thomas Kahelin and “Danse Carnivale” by Randell Standridge. During the Kahelin piece, Rebecca Agnor stole the spotlight with her Oboe solo.

The concert band also performed music from “Carmina Burana by Off and Bocook and “The Saints’ Hallelujah” by Henderson and Custer.

The Jazz Band picked up the tempo performing “Barbecue Sauce” by Mike Carubia and featured solos by Matt Watts on baritone saxophone, Shawn Albertson on the alto saxophone and Aaron Nolan on the trumpet.

The band followed with the song “Skylark” by Carmichael and Wolipe and featured soloist Paul Woodworth on the tenor saxophone.

Six different soloists had an opportunity to flex their musical muscle during “Zenbrano” by Andre Neu. The six soloists were, Albertson and Elizabeth Cummons on alto sax, Woodworth on tenor sax, Nolan and Matt Ackley on trumpet and Tyler Bilodeau on drums.

The jazz combo rounded out their set with “Count Bubba” by Gordon Goodwin and Paul Murtha, featuring solos by Nolan on the trumpet, Tristan Fong on the vibraphone and Nick Leclerc on the alto sax.

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