NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT
Provided by Newport High School Music Department
The Newport High School Music Department invites EVERYONE to attend its Free Spring Concert at Newport’s Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 21st.
The schedule will be different from previous school concerts. The evening will be in two parts. The Choir and Intermediate Band will perform from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Then, a 45-minute intermission. The High School Jazz Band and Concert Band will perform from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.
These performing groups are led by Band Director/Conductor John Bringetto.
The Band Boosters will be holding a wonderful gift basket raffle in the lobby for the duration of both concerts. Proceeds go towards the band students’ trip to Seattle at the end of April.
Our Emcee for the evening is Chris Burns. As well as being a band member parent, Chris was a radio personality performing in Portland for thirty years.
The 14-person choir, with students in 7th to 12th grades, is comprised of Newport Preparatory Academy (NPA) and NHS students. They will be singing five songs of different genres, including Mozart’s ‘Lacrimosa’ and a medley of Everly Brothers’ songs. The Intermediate Band, comprised of 7th and 8th grade students from NPA and Isaac Newton Magnet School, will be performing three pieces, “Portrait of a Clown” by Frank Ticheli; “Paris Mountain Overture”, by Andrew Balent, and “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Hans Zimmer.
In February, NHS Jazz Band participated in the Oregon West Conference Jazz Festival where they received the trophy for second place (only one point behind the winning band), and trophies for best saxophone and rhythm sections.
On March 21st they will be playing seven pieces, including Average White Band’s “Pick Up the Pieces,” a Latin number, “El Burrito Picante,” and “Lullaby of Birdland.” Last, but not least, the Concert Band will be performing four pieces, including two compositions by Frank Ticheli, “Vesuvius” and “An American Elegy.
Please come and enjoy this not-to-be missed concert and support Newport’s students.