Weekend: A mix of music

The Fostoria High School Concert Band is preparing for its spring concert, slated for 4 p.m. April 27 in the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School Performing Arts Center.
Director Steve Kauffman said although the concert doesn’t have a theme, it will be filled with songs that people will recognize.
The compositions include “Let Freedom Ring,” a variety of patriotic selections; “Instant Concert,” a three-minute piece made of 30 “well-known” songs; a tribute to Michael Jackson; “Wish Upon A Star;” and “What A Wonderful World.”
“It’s a little bit of a taste of a whole bunch of different stuff,” Kauffman said.
The Park Avenue Jazz Orchestra will also be performing at the concert. The jazz band, consisting of 12 students, will play “Vehicle” and “Blues Bari Pie.”
This concert will be the last concert for the 2014 seniors, according to Kauffman. However, they will not be recognized until the awards banquet, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 13.
Band members in grades 9-11 will receive awards for outstanding and most improved, as well as the John Phillip Sousa Award and the JW Wainwright Award to seniors. Students will also be recognized for their participation in pep band and jazz band.
The band is assisted by Nikkole Kleba, assistant director, and Heidi Kauffman, auxiliary adviser.
The band consists of 47 members, playing more than nine different instruments.


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