Winter Concert Kicks off Holiday Season
This year's winter concert was played to a packed house! A huge thanks for such a great attendance. Our favorite highlight was a veteran's slideshow tribute to our heroes in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor while the 8th grade band played. Beautiful job by all!
Performance selections included:
6th Grade Band
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Christmas Fun arranged by John O’Reilly
iJingle by Larry Clark
7th Grade Band
Ascension (Fanfare for Band) by James Swearingen
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, arranged by Michael Story
We Wish You a Rockin’ Christmas arranged by Donald Josuweit
8th Grade Band
Due North by Michael Sweeney
The Tears of Arizona by Brian Balmages
In Remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. We dedicate this to those who have served or are currently serving in the military. Thank you for your service!
Trombones on the Housetop arranged by Mark Williams and featuring the 8th grade trombone section
These are just some of the wonderful people who contributed to the night's success!
Betty Cabrera and Connie King for baking cakes for the reception.
Courtney Stone and Wendy Kling for getting program covers printed in color.
Eddie Holladay for being an emcee and organizing volunteers.
Connie King for donating the Lush Bath products basket.
Denise Holladay and Courtney Stone for beautiful decorations.
Quetta Rodriguez and her staff for setting up audience chairs.
Lydia Stone, Michael Ratcliff, and Izick Ratcliff for organizing the band set-up.
Jordan Jones (and friends) for folding and stapling programs.
Mrs. Hills, Ms. Burgett, Mrs. Hood, Mrs. McManus, Mrs. Humphrey, Mrs. Michon, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Wheat and Ms. Jennings for chaperoning and taking photographs.
...and so many more! Thank you!
14 Students Selected to District Honor Band!
Congratulations to the Central Mustang Band members that were selected into the District IV Middle School Honor Bands this weekend!
Ethan Babin, tuba
Sophia Abbahou, bassoon
Eric Wunstel, tuba
Jordan Jones, baritone
Emma Froisy, flute
Emma Yoder, trumpet
Claire Mohler, clarinet
Logan Kern, trombone
Makayla Comeaux, flute
Hannah Breaux, oboe (alt)
Jadon Shirley, trumpet
Jennifer Deweese, clarinet
Aliyah Champagne, flute (alt)
Maya Variganji, clarinet
These students have worked very hard on their audition music and we are so proud of how many students attained this honor! The students will spend a weekend at Southeastern University in Hammond in January learning music with other musicians from throughout the greater Baton Rouge area and perform a concert.
Christmas Parade Rolls in Gonzales
The 7th and 8th graders marched in the annual Gonzales Christmas Parade, playing "We Wish You a Merry Rockin' Christmas". A big thanks go out to all of the parents who marched with the band and Mr. Holladay for pulling the band trailer.
Photo credits: Denise Holladay