On Monday, May 6 the Kohler Band Department will present its final concert of the school year. The concert, featuring the Sixth Grade Band, Concert and Symphony Band, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Due to the construction in the theater, the concert will be moved to the Kohler High School Gym.
The sixth grade band will open the program with two patriotic selections. American Spirit March has fragments of our national anthem and Rise and Shine March is based on the bugle call Reveille.
The 7th and 8th grade Concert Band will perform three selections. They will start with an exciting piece called Lone Star Overture. The next piece is called Pentagram and focuses on the number five. There five sections and the meter is in five-four time. To close their portion of the concert, the Concert Band will perform music highlights from the movie Jurassic Park.
The high school Symphony Band will open their part of the concert with am uplifting opener called Triumphant Fanfare. The next selection is a beautiful chorale called Ave Maria written by German composer Franz Biebl. Written in 1964, this piece has only become famous in the last twenty years and has been adapted for band.
Featured on the concert will be senior Clara Montes performing a violin solo with the band. She will be performing music from Steven Spielberg’s award film Schindler’s List. Clara is one of the Wisconsin’s top high school violinist. She performs with the the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and was selected to the WSMA State Honors Orchestra where she was principal violinist.
To close out the concert, the Symphony Band will perform music from The Incredibles.
You don’t want to miss this final concert of the school year. The Kohler Bands are under the direction of Richard Tengowski. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Kohler High School Jazz Ensemble and Voce Ensemble will present a cabaret evening in the Kohler Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. Admission is $1 students and $3 adults. Seating is general admission with only limited seats available.
The Kohler High School Jazz Ensemble will open the show in cabaret style with a jazz march called Blues March. The jazz ensemble will then perform a samba written by Wisconsin composer Fred Sturm called Cabesa da Queso. The jazz ensemble will also perform Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing and close out their portion of the performance with a funk tune called Arnge Drank.
The second part of the Cabaret will feature Voce, Kohler High School’s contemporary a cappella group. Voce will sing Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts”. Seniors Max Holmes, Johnny Vallo, Ben Heins, Clara Montes and Elsie Kay will also present featured small acts.
The Kohler Jazz Ensemble is directed by Richard Tengowski and the Kohler Voce Ensemble is directed by Eva Stokes.