Thursday, February 24, 2011

Instrumental Update

Hello Instrumental Music Community,

The February concert season has come to an end. It’s a bit weird to not have a concert tonight after three Thursdays in a row with concerts. The first concert was the Battle of the Big Bands featuring the RB Jazz Ensemble, the second concert was the Winter Band Concert, and last week we closed out the season with the Winter Orchestra and Chamber Music Concert. All three concerts were spectacular! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our musicians.

Permission slips have been distributed for Solo and Ensemble contest to be held on March 5th at Reavis High School. We just received the times today; students can look on the music office windows to find their times.

Be sure to tune in to WFMT (98.7 FM) this Saturday at 10:00 AM for a live broadcast of the Merit School of Music Wind symphony featuring RB students Dovas Lietuvninkas, Adrienne Witek, and Andrew Payton. If you can’t listen at that time, the show will be repeated on March 3rd later in the evening. The program is called “Introductions” and features the talents of Chicago’s brightest young musicians.

Connor Fagen, guitarist for Jazz Band recently performed for a full house at Fitzgerald’s Night club in Forrest Park. The club has recently begun a Sunday open teen mic. Marco Severini, Tyler Straka, and future RB Drummer Adrian Murphy performed last week at the night light in Berwyn. Thank you for representing RB with your talents!

Please keep us up to date with all your accomplishments.


Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan