Piedmont and area schools set wind ensemble concert
The Piedmont College Wind Ensemble Partnership now involves six area high schools, and the members will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Chapel at the college in Demorest.
The upcoming performance, which will feature 88 performers, includes works from the early 20th century, including “E Pluribus Unum” by Fred Jewell, to a 2012 piece entitle “The Stormchasers, by Robert Sheldon. The concert is free and everyone is invited.
The Wind Ensemble Partnership began last year with three area schools and now includes the Piedmont Music Department and musicians from Habersham Central, Madison County, and Rabun County high schools, as well as Riverside Military Academy and Tallulah Falls School.
As part of the partnership, Piedmont provides grants to the school band programs to provide instructional improvement such as guest artists and clinics that might not otherwise be available to them.
“We believe that arts education partnerships between colleges and high schools may be one of the most effective means of inspiring young people and sharing knowledge and resources,” said Piedmont College Department of Music Chair Dr. Wallace Hinson.
The concert will be conducted by Vicki Pinson with program host Hoyt LeCroy. Members of the ensemble include Piccolo: Jessie Bee, Chelsea Jenkins, Zachary Turner; Flute: Jessie Bee, Cassie Carter, Kayla Christian, Katie Cooper, Katie Cooper, Kaitlin Janowsky, Chelsea Jenkins, Emile Phommvonsy, Diana Pusey, Amber Smith, Zachary Turner, Amanda Wolfrey; Oboe: Isabella Citvaras, Emily Horton, Do Yeun Kim; Clarinet: Janice Ball, Jacob Butikofer, Melissa Christian, Jeanna Collins, Katherine Dukes, Will Fritz , Katherine Howard, Danyelle Moon, Jenna Pendland, Sara Reese, Dr. Lauren Ringwall, Heather Sherman, Sae Hyun Son, Christi Spence, and Dianasue Walton.
Also, Bass Clarinet: Michael Pickett, Maureshe Stephens; Alto Saxophone: Mitchell Auger, Amy Broom, Jesse Mashburn, Li Ren, Sandi Suda; Tenor Saxophone: Forrest Seales, Meghan Walley; Baritone Saxophone: Alyssa Vasquez; Horn: Ashton Boyd, Tyler Boyd, Trace Carter, Brendan Dukes, Nicholas Golding, Zach Klimek, Cole Martin, Frasier Smith, Ashton Tuck; Tuba: Duncan Galloway, Bobby Rattanaxay, Ben Rikeman, Keidis Smith, Chase Provine-Sterner; Trumpet: Lauren Clifton, Ryan Dukes, Liz Granados, Josh Hoetzel, Amber Hull, Brandon Morgan, Josh Slaton, Michael Suttles, Savannah Whitehair, Katy Wilson, Lance Zimmerman; Trombone: Nathan Carpenter, Ben Chandler, Milton Clinkscales, Tim Glore, Galen Morris, Brandon Shook, CJ Southwick, Presston Triguero, Robert Whitfield; Baritone: Alec Gallagher, Rachel Henderson, David Johnson; Percussion: Daniel Isaacs, Dora Lucas, Taylor Sexton, Trevor Thrift, Sean Umbehant, Reva Zimmerman; Electric Bass: Laurren Earnest; and Double Bass: Isik Benson