TCU High School bands prepare for a busy spring

The talented musicians from Tri-City United High School who participated in the Dorian Bank Festival on Sunday, Feb. 24, are (from left) Celeste Friederich, Sarah Grant, Rachel Smisek, Josh Skluzacek, Maggie Colwell, Shelby Boehmke and George Doyle. (Submitted Photo)

 

Tri-City United musicans have been busy preparing for their spring concert and contest season. Many students are in the daily band classes at TCU, as well as auditioning and participating in regional honor bands. 
One of the annual traditions for select band students happened the last weekend of February. Seven members of the TCU Band were chosen to participate in the 64th Annual Dorian Honor Band Festival at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The students attending were  Celeste Friederich, Sarah Grant, Rachel Smisek, Josh Skluzacek, Maggie Colwell, Shelby Boehmke and George Doyle.
According to TCU Band Director Chad Bieniek, the students had the opportunity to rehearse with renowned directors and composers from around the nation and presented a wonderful concert on the evening of Monday, Feb. 25.
 
Special Concert Announcement
The TCU High School Band has a major concert announcement! On Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m., the bands will share a concert in the Montgomery Middle School Auditorium  with the Bloomington Medalist Concert Band under the direction of Jerry Luckhardt from the University of Minnesota. 
The Medalist Concert Band, a volunteer group comprised of 70 Twin Cities area musicians, was founded in the fall of 1968. The primary purposes for the band continue to be to provide adult musicians with an opportunity to perform; to provide Bloomington and the surrounding area with outstanding musical concerts; and to provide young musicians with a model of music as a lifelong avocation. 
This concert is free to the public and Bieniek said he and the TCU Band would love to fill the auditorium to show the communities' support and appreciation for this great group coming to Tri-City United Schools!