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Northview schedules annual Pops Concert

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Northview High School senior band member Jacob Jenkins practices Thursday with the rest of the band in preparation for the annual NHS Pops Concert, scheduled for Sunday. [Order this photo]
The annual Northview High School band Pops Concert will take place Sunday.

"This is our winter concert, and we will present the music we have been working on since the Christmas break," NHS band director Bob Medworth said.

"Most of it is a little 'lighter' in nature."

Medworth said the original concept behind the Chicken Noodle Dinner/Pops Concert was to "combine a somewhat old-fashioned Sunday afternoon concert with a good home-cooked style menu."

"Over the years, we have seen the event grow and grow and the crowds get bigger and bigger," he said. "It is a great opportunity for everyone to see and hear all the great efforts of our students as well as have a great meal.

"It is especially good for grandparents and relatives who might not be able to make it to an evening (marching band) contest in Indianapolis, etc."

Medworth said several performances will take place.

At 12:30 p.m., the North Clay Middle School seventh-grade band will perform Elton John's "Circle of Life," as well as Joseph Compello's "Bavarian Trails March," and Richard Saucedo's "Grovee."

The performance will take place in the high school auditorium.

The North Clay Jazz Band will also perform Count Basie's "Jumpin' at the Woodside," in addition to Jerry William's "Give It Up," and Andy Clark's "Stick Shift."

Also, the Northview Concert Band will perform Carl Strommen's "Fuego del Alma," as well as Eric Whitacre's "The Seal Lullaby," and Randall Standridge's "Danse Bohemien."

At 1:30 p.m., in the high school gymnasium, the North Clay Cadet Corp will perform its show, "We're Coming To Get You," set to the music, "Calling All The Monsters."

North Clay winter guard instructors are Michelle Brown, Jessica Jenkins, Natalie Swearingen, Andrea Baysinger and Amy Cunningham.

The Northview Percussion Ensemble will also perform John Beck's "Jazz Variants."

Northview's Indoor Drumline will perform its show, "Destinations," with music by Philip Glass and "The California Guitar Trio," arranged by Brian Blume.

Northview percussion staff include Sean Widmer, A.J. Cowall, Dana Bottomley and Trevor Hanson.

All music was arranged by Blume with the visual design by Tim Keller.

The Northview Winter Guard will also perform its show, "Queen of the Coop," set to music "The Queen of the Night, Olympia's Doll, Zu Hilfe."

Winter guard instructors include Jon Vanderkolff, Michael Townsend, Susie Ferreira, Eryn Boone, Darren Mickens and Dallas Thornton.

At 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium, the eighth-grade concert band will perform "El Capitan," by John Philip Sousa, as well as Joe Tempest's "Final Countdown," and Ernestor Lecuona's "Malaguena," while the Northview Jazz Band will perform Doug Beach's "Check Your Swing," and Victor Lopez's "Grooved Pavement."

In addition, the Northview Woodwind Choir will perform Bach's "Bouree," and the Northview Concert Band will perform its three pieces again.



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