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The school is alive with the sound of music Print E-mail
April 10, 2010 05:00 am

Eileen Goodwin, foreground, plays in the tenor saxophone section of jazz band. The Pilot/Arwyn Rice
The Brookings-Harbor High School bands and choirs rocked for 90 minutes Tuesday evening, showcasing their work and providing a preview of their selections for upcoming choir festivals.

Each of the five groups  performed four pieces, from classics from Tchaikovsky and Irving Berlin to 1970s rock hits.

More than 100 concertgoers at the school auditorium were treated to a taste of the Sea Breeze’s new style, featuring a saxophone solo and accompaniment by Sea Breeze member Liz Lindley.

Grace Notes women’s choir brought back a piece of music history with the 1964 feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me.”

The Concert Choir sang poetic, putting Langston Hughes’ poem “The Dream Keeper” to music.

The Bruin Wind Ensemble  gave voice to their instruments, with an adaptation of music from “Phantom of the Opera.”

Wrapping up the night, the Bruins Jazz Band played an adaptation of  “Comin’ at Ya.”

Greg Goode leads the Concert Choir's performance.

Bruins’ Music Director Greg Goode praised his performers, who have continued to make strides in music despite less than ideal conditions, he said.

“This has been a difficult winter,” Goode said, referring to his recent absences due to knee surgery. “Many of the kids have been very supportive and willing to do the best they can each day. They make my job worth it.”

 

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