MPHS musicians, regional bands coming together Thursday in Granby |

MPHS musicians, regional bands coming together Thursday in Granby

Middle Park High School band students perform in the high school auditorium during the 2018 Christmas Concert in Granby.
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Each spring the budding young musicians of Middle Park High School participate in a massive ensemble band concert performance called The Project.

The Project, held each year in one of the four different schools that participate in the program, features the combined high school bands of East Grand School District, West Grand School District, South Routt School District and the Hayden High Schools.

Together the four school bands perform a series of jazz and concert band selections during two distinct performances. In total, local school officials anticipate a combined performance featuring roughly 85 young musicians. This year’s performance of The Project will be held at Middle Park High School in Granby. The concert is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

“I am encouraging all band students and their families and friends to come out and support our music programs,” said Brad Pregeant, band director for East Grand Middle School and Middle Park High School. “We want to pack the house and show our fellow schools how much music means to East Grand!”

The Project will begin with a jazz band performance in the Middle Park High School Commons at 6:30 p.m. featuring performances of jazz classics such as “In Walked Bud/Blue Skies” by Thelonius Monk and Irving Berlin, “Cut to the Chase” by Larry Barton and “Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim. Following the jazz bad performance The Project will move into the auditorium at Middle Park High for the concert band performances.

Concert band students will be performing renditions of “Air for Band” by Frank Erickson, “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, “Prairie Dancers” by David Holsinger and “Radetsky March” by Johann Strauss.

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