CURWENSVILLE — In just some weeks, members of Curwensville Space Jr./Sr. Excessive Faculty’s music division will carry their award-winning performances to Orlando, Florida.
The Golden Tide march and the varsity’s highschool choir have been chosen in April to carry out at Common Studios. The marching band will carry out on Monday, November 28 at 10 a.m. and the choir on Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.
“Though the Curwensville Choose Choir has carried out in Florida earlier than, Jacob and I needed to offer the chance to make it a division journey, in order that college students who solely take part within the choir even have the possibility to provide there. This would be the Senior Excessive Faculty Choir’s first go to to Florida and they’re very excited! It has been six years because the band final went to Florida. Usually the group goes there each 4 years, nevertheless the pandemic (COVID) thwarted our plans two years in the past,” stated group supervisor Robert Pennington.
The musicians and singers are delighted to have been chosen.
“We’re very excited. The Excessive Faculty Marching Band and Choir have scheduled performances. The Marching Band might be marching in a parade at Common Studios. The musicians will carry out ‘Hillside March’ – an exquisite British-style march composed by Randall Standridge. The choir will carry out a mixture of items from his common live performance repertoire, plus 4 songs that span a number of traditions. Music will embrace, however not be restricted to, preparations of “Toddler Holy, Toddler Lowly”, “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” and “Carol of the Bells. The choir may even carry out an unique association of “Silent Evening”, in addition to a up to date association of the well-known Welsh carol “Deck the Halls”, stated Pennington and choir director Jacob Mandel.
Following their performances, the musicians and singers may even study new expertise.
“The band and the choir will take part in separate sound design workshops. College students will find out how music and animation come collectively by experiencing life as movie musicians. They may carry out unique underlines, create Foley results and choose digital sound results for animated film scenes. The workshops join to a few creative processes of the Core Nationwide Requirements for the Arts: Create, Carry out, and Reply. Inside every of the creative processes, the workshops will reinforce particular efficiency requirements in composition/music concept, music expertise and ensemble. The band will carry out music from “The Secret Lifetime of Pets” and the choir will sing music from “Trolls”. College students who’re each within the group and the choir will have the ability to take part in all 4 occasions with the performances and the workshops. It will likely be an exquisite and memorable musical and academic expertise,” stated Pennington.
Pennington and Mandel stated their college students labored very exhausting to organize for the journey.
“On the band aspect, we had practices on Saturday to organize for each the band efficiency and the workshops. We take 5 Saturdays to memorize stroll music, add a routine, and ensure we glance and sound our greatest after we’re in Florida. We additionally used that point to prep the music for the workshop so we sounded good for the recording,” Pennington stated.
“The choir college students participated in two ‘choir camps’ on two Saturdays in October and November. The highschool choir officers did a fantastic job of organizing every camp by offering video games, themes, and meals for the lunches, a few of which have been do-it-yourself. Throughout these two camps, the scholars realized the music of the workshop in addition to further items that we needed to put together. Full-time choir college students took time throughout examine halls to observe exterior of those rehearsals. Mandel defined.
The journey is without doubt one of the music program’s largest bills, and the pair stated their college students have been centered on elevating the required funds for a number of months.
“We’re at all times fundraising, not only for this journey, however for therefore many different issues all year long. That is in fact one of many largest journeys we take, however it is only one of many smaller journeys that happen all year long. We do every part from conventional fundraisers the place we promote issues like sweet, stromboli, and pastries, to extra hands-on actions like automobile washes and working the concession stand at sporting occasions. Our Scholar and Guardian Music Leaders work extraordinarily exhausting all year long to lift funds and allow our college students to have experiences like this. We could not do it with out them,” Pennington stated.
Along with Common Studios, the group will go to Walt Disney World on November 27, November 30 and December 1. They may go away for the return journey to Curwensville on December 2.
Each stated they hoped for a profitable journey and a chance for park guests to expertise the qualities they see of their lecture rooms daily.
“Jacob and I are extraordinarily pleased with our college students. They’ve proven extraordinary dedication to the music program, the varsity district, and themselves by embarking on this journey and placing in lots of additional hours of studying. Sure, it is a enjoyable journey the place they’ll expertise all of the thrills of Florida’s amusement parks, however initially it is a chance to showcase the entire many gifted college students we’ve right here in Curwensville.
“As administrators, we need to ensure that we at all times present such alternatives for our college students. We all know that for some, this is perhaps the one time they journey to Disney World of their lifetime. We hope the expertise might be one thing they’ll bear in mind and cherish for the remainder of their lives,” Pennington defined.
The 2 stated they might not undertake the trouble with out the continued help obtained for each applications.
“We need to thank our neighborhood who’re so supportive of the music program in Curwensville. From mother and father to alumni and former mother and father of musicians to our colleagues and followers close to and much, we admire the unwavering help and know that we’ll be seeing a few of you throughout our time in Florida.
These unable to make the journey can go to the Golden Tide Band Fb web page for pictures, movies and updates on the journey.