Band department sets spring concert

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Band Department announces the annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts. The bands are under the direction of Mitch Mahaney and Carl Phlipot.

Playing on the Spring Concert will be the Junior High Jazz Band playing “Good Time,” arrangement by Murtha, “Shake It Off” by Berry, and “The Funky Monkey,” by Stitzel. Junior High Jazz Band meets every day and is under the direction of Phlipot.

The PHS Jazz Band, “Audio Hype” will play “Buck Jump” by Wasson with student soloist Kate Dolder on trombone; “Africa” by Ford, student soloist Alycia Davidson, alto Sax; and “Guilty As Charged” by Barton, with student soloist Gregory Reyes. Mitch Mahaney is the director.

The Seventh Grade Junior High Band will present “”Triton Fanfare” by Smith; “Too Beautiful For Words” by Grice; and “Battlesong” by Standridge. The band is under the direction of Phlipot.

The Eighth Grade Junior High Band, conducted by Mahaney, will play “Winds of a New Day” by Weller, “Of Distant Peaks” by Sheldon; and “Scorpion!” by Saucedo.

The PHS Symphonic Band received a Superior rating at OMEA District Contest playing “Badge of Honor” by Harris; “Lake County Landscapes” by Shields; and “Rhythm of the Spheres” by Morales When they went on to state, where they received an Excellent rating, they had to exchange one number and “Timepiece” by Standridge was added to their repertoire.

The graduating seniors will be recognized with plaques, along with the presentation of the John Philip Sousa Award, the Woody Herman Jazz Award, and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the presentation of the Patrick S. Gilmore Concert Band Award.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mahaney or Phlipot, directors of bands, during school hours, 773-6314.