This is a printer-friendly version of an article from Zip06.com.Article Published May 15, 2019
On May 2, my husband and I, grandparents of one of the students, attended the annual Brown Middle School Spring Band Concert. I am still in disbelief of just how incredibly wonderful the performance was. The caliber of the music sounded like that of a high school band.
When the Jazz Band played “Poco Loco,” a Latin Jazz number, it was difficult to contain myself from getting up to dance. The entire orchestra played a song titled “Fire Dance.” The band director explained what a challenging piece of music it is, and for that reason, it’s usually performed by higher-grade students. The Brown School Orchestra flawlessly met the challenge—it was superb!
The music directors’ teachings of theory and instrumentation was clearly evident in each piece performed. I would like to thank all of the very talented musicians, the band directors, John Leonard, Heather B. Meachen, and Jessica Shaver for a most enjoyable evening of fine music.