Submitted by Rich Tengowski, Kohler High School Band
On Tuesday, November 14, the Kohler Band Department will present its Fall Band Concert. The concert, which features the Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Jazz Ensemble, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.
The Fall Band Concert will feature music written by some of today’s most creative and well respected composers for bands. The central theme of the concert is Imagine If… Bringing imagination into our rehearsals and connecting imagery to the music has provided for an exciting and rich learning experience.
The program will feature music selections sure to please everyone. The middle school Concert Band will open the concert with the famous American folk classic Simple Gifts, followed by a picturesque piece of music called Castles and Dragons. The Concert Band will finish their portion of the concert with a new and exciting piece called Electricity.
The high school Symphony Band will perform Different Voices by Wisconsin composer Rick Kirby. The three movement piece represents several of the different manners in which the human voice produces sound and becomes a vehicle for communication. The next piece of music is called Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow, and as you can imagine, the music is based on the literary legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Washington Irving. The Symphony Band will then take you back in time to the colonial days to hear the two movements from Three Colonial Moments.
The Jazz Ensemble will conclude the concert with Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World, along with The Pink Panther.
The bands are directed by Richard Tengowski and student teacher Michael Schnell. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kohler Musician Selected to State Honors Orchestra
The Kohler band department is proud to announce that Clara Montes was selected to perform with the 2017 Wisconsin School Music Association High School State Honors Orchestra.
Clara went through a rigorous audition process last spring and was award the principal violin chair in the state’s top high school orchestra.
The 90-piece high school honors orchestra met in Madison on October 25-27 for a series of all-day rehearsals. Performances were in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Music Conference. When asked about the performance, Clara stated, “It is an honor to be recognized as the principal violinist for this orchestra and to represent Kohler.”
Clara is the daughters of Arvin and Rachel Montes. Congratulations Clara!