This spring was full of music new and old for ensembles of all sizes.  Here is the rundown:

Happening at Ironwood High School:

State Festival, April 29, and Spring Concert, May 10:

Concert Band:

Lexington March – Karl King, arr. Swearingen

Chorale and Shaker Dance – John Zdechlik

Sleep by Eric Whitacre

Burlesco for Band – Timothy Broege

Wind Ensemble:

Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Sun Dance – Frank Ticheli

The Trombone King – Karl King, arr. Paynter

Melodious Thunk – David Biedenbender

Small Ensemble Concert, February 23 (with Sun Valley Chamber Winds):

First Suite in E-flat – Gustav Holst

Area Festival, March 2:

Concert Band:

The Thunderer – John Philip Sousa

Simple Gifts – Frank Ticheli

Wind Ensemble:

His Honor – Henry Fillmore

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo – Malcolm Arnold

Parade of Bands, January 28, featuring combined performances with elementary school bands:

Affirmation – William Owens

Alpha Squadron – Greg Hillis

Lightning! – Todd Stalter

Nottingham Castle – Larry Daehn

Theme from Jurassic Park – John William, arr. John Higgins


From the South Mountain Community College Band program:

April 1, 5:30pm

ACB March – John Edmondson

With Pleasure – John Philip Sousa

Black Hawk Overture – John Edmondson

May 2, 6:00pm

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss – David Holsinger

Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Curnow

Golliwog’s Cakewalk – Claude Debussy, arr. Chris Lamb


The Spring 2016 season of the Sun Valley Chamber Winds:

“Bach Rearranged” – January 22, Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 7:30pm

Bach Buch – J. S. Bach/Carter Pann

Ironwood High School Small Ensemble Concert – February 23, Ironwood High School, 7:00pm

Concertino – Robert Washburn

First Suite in E-flat – Gustav Holst (combined with select Ironwood students)

“Stravinsky – Alone No More” – April 17, Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 3:00pm

Octet for Wind Instruments – Igor Stravinsky

Krummholz Variations – Oliver Caplan

Chamber Symphony – Chris Lamb