Berrien Springs Band News
March 24, 2019
Congrats to our All Star Band Members!
These students had the opportunity to work with the highly-sought-after honor band director Dr. Matthew Arau from Lawrence University. They rehearsed Monday evening (3/18/19) with local band directors, all day on Friday (3/22/19) with Dr. Arau, and performed on Saturday for family and friends.
The band was an 86 member ensemble comprised of students from 19 schools from the tri-county area. The band, under the director of Dr. Arau, performed five challenging pieces of band literature ranging from a traditional march - The Florentiner by Jules Fucik - to an esoteric masterwork - my consciousness... by Daniel Montoya, Jr. - to a spooky tone poem - The Cave You Fear by Michael Markowski. The concert was met with a standing ovation by the several hundred audience members in attendance.