Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MBDA Festival

MBDA Festival

Written by Luc Beaulieu
Edited by Emily Baker

     On March 27th, 2018 the MHS concert band traveled to Scarborough High School to participate in MBDA (Maine Band Directors Association) festival. The band, directed by Mr. Goad, performed three pieces at the concert. They performed Danzon from Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein, American Elegy By Frank Ticheli and, American Folk Song Trilogy by Claude T. Smith. These songs were performed before a panel of judges who scored the performance.

     After playing through their chosen music, the MHS concert band was then tasked to sight-read a piece they had never seen or practiced before. They were also scored on their performance of this piece. Afterwards, they were given a clinic to improve on one of their chosen pieces (American Elegy). Overall the band scored a silver rating (88/100).

     The MHS concert band played this same set again for an audience at Massabesic Middle School on April 5th, opening for the concert band from the University of Maine in Orono. The MHS concert band and chorus also played a concert at the Limerick Town Hall on April 3rd in which they performed chamber music for a crowd.

.Photos taken by Pamela Beaulieu

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