Spartans present spring concert


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The woodwind quintet performed "Passacaille" by Adriene Barthe for the spring concert at the Boardman Performing Arts Center May 1.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Several students from Boardman High School dressed in 1970's attire to dance during "Disco Lives!" performed by the freshman/concert band May 1.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The freshman/concert band began its portion of the spring concert at the Boardman Performing Arts Center with "Hail America!" by J.J. Richards.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The Boardman High School symphonic band began its portion of the spring concert with "Navy Hymn" by JohnB. Dykes May 1.

By Natalie Scott

The Boardman High School band performed its spring concert May 1 in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. The concert was directed by Thomas Ruggieri, Timothy Tuite, Steven Chambers and Michael Shevock.

The concert began with a percussion ensemble performance of “Sabre Dance” by James L. Moore before going into the freshman/concert band portion of the evening. “Hail American!” by J. Richards, “Nettleton” arranged by Johnnie Vinson, “The James Bond Theme” by Monty Norman and “Disco Lives!” arranged by Johnnie Vinson were played by the freshman/concert band. Several students dressed in 1970s attire to dance while the band played “Disco Lives!”

The woodwind quintet performed “Passacaille” by Adrien Barthe before the concert transitioned to the symphonic band’s performance. The symphonic band played such songs as “Navy Hymn” by John B. Dykes, “Stevie Wonder in Concert” by John Zdechlik, “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin and more.

The spring concert ended with a performance by the wind ensemble, featuring senior Justin Randall in a solo on “Concerto for Trumpet” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Other songs played by the wind ensemble included “Arabesque” by Samual R. Hazo, “Family Guy” by Walter Murphy, “Song for Lyndsay” by Andrew Boysen and “Ride” by Samuel R. Hazo.

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