On March 12, Distinguished Concerts International New York will present “Wind Songs” at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, an afternoon performance with two bands: the Kingwood High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band from Texas, directed by Destry Balch; and the Olathe High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band from Kansas.
The Kingwood band’s list of accolades during recent years includes the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade and the 2009 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2011 Lincoln Center New York Concert, 2012 Veteran’s Day Parade in San Diego and the 2015 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii concert. Over its long duration since the beginning of the school’s history, the marching band has made superior marks and ratings at every contest entered.
Members of the band have excelled in state level competitions including All-State Band, solo/ensemble, chamber music and jazz band competitions. These areas of musical academic instruction are the backbone of each student’s individual success, and thus the overall program's ability to perform at such a high level.
Tickets are now on sale from $20 at carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017-3-12/0200/PM/Kingwood-High-School-Wind-Ensemble-and-Symphonic-Band-Olathe-North-High-School-Choir-and-Band.
“Cave You Fear” by Michael Markowski
“American Riversongs” by Pierre LaPlante
“Kinetic Dances” by Randall D. Standridge
“Alarm!” By Brian Blume
“Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst
“Rippling Watercolors” by Brian Balmages
“Transcendent Journey” by Rossano Galante