Connecticut All-State Honor Band
Yesterday I conducted the honor band of the Connecticut Independent Schools Music Festival. It was held on the beautiful campus of the Avon Old Farms School, near Hartford.
We performed pieces by Japanese wind band composers Tetsunosuke Kushida and Hiroshi Hoshina, both of whom I have interviewed and discussed in my book on wind band music in Japan. It was a challenge to rehearse and quickly assemble the performance, but in the end the students did quite well. It was really a great experience and the students should be proud of what they accomplished.
Here is a link to a PDF file of the concert program.
The other conductors were Edward Bolkovac (chorus) and Petko Dimitrov (orchestra).