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Kohler to present high school music concert March 12

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The Kohler high school band and choir will present their Mid-Winter Music Concert on Tuesday, March 12.  This concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theater and will feature music the students will be performing the following week in Florida.


The concert will begin with the combined choirs singing Tshotsholoza, a Traditional South African Freedom Song arranged by Jeffery L. Ames. Max Holmes will be the featured soloist on this song along with Greg Tengowski playing percussion. The next piece, Loch Lomond, comes from Scotland is arranged by Jonathan Quick. Featuring Clara Montes on the solo, this is pegged to be a crowd pleaser and is one of the favorites of the choir. With a nod to Disney, the choirs will sing the Frozen Choral Suite from the Disney movie Frozen. The choirs will end with Dubula, a folk song of the Xhosa people of South Africa.

The high school band will follow the choirs.  The Symphony Band will open with Anthem for Winds and Percussion by Claude T. Smith. While in Florida, student will be learning and experiencing the world of music production and the next piece explores unique themes and unpredictable sound effects often found in animation and film.  Rollo Takes A Walk by composer David Maslanka takes the audience on a musical journey through the eyes of the composer’s dog Rollo. The band will them perform David Holsinger’s Havendance written in honor of his vivacious daughter. To round out the concert, the high school Symphony Band will perform a rousing rendition of Jump, Jive an’ Wail.

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