Community band and choir host spring concert
TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Community Band and Choir held its Spring Concert on Sunday.
Gary Glass welcomed the audience to the concert at the EWC Fine Arts Auditorum and directed the community band during the first piece, “Joyant Winds” before joining in at alto saxophone for the second piece, “The Fairest of the Fair.”
The third piece was accurately named “Pop Culture” as Glass said most of the audience would recognize some of the themes played and hinted to one by saying there would be “Scooby Snacks” at the band’s informal reception after the concert.
The piece included the theme songs from “Scooby-Doo,” “Pink Panther,” “The Flintstones” and “James Bond.” Glass also had a solo during the piece while also directing the band.
The band ended its portion of the concert with “Ladd Canyon Overture” directed by Aaron Bahmer who encouraged audience members to join them as they will be starting again in the fall. Bahmer also said they may also have a summer program which includes marching in the fair parade but could also include a concert as well.
After a brief intermission the choir took the stage directed by Bahmer with Paula Arnold on the piano and sang “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
The second piece sung by the choir was “Kyrie” which the lyrics translate to “God have mercy, Christ have mercy,” according to Bahmer.
The third piece was one of several works of country songs from German-American pianist Jean Berger called “Lonely Woodpecker.” After performing the piece in acapella, the choir sang “The Music’s Always There for You.”
The final piece from the choir was spiritual called “Get On Board, Little Children,” which Bahmer said he hoped the audience would “walk home with in your mind.”
Bahmer also extended the invitation to the audience to join the choir and encouraged those interested to join both as well.