Winter Band Concert
The Lexington Schools Winter Concerts were this week. Tom’s not doing band this year, but Pete still is. And doesn’t he look good in a tux?
This is the big annual concert where they have everyone from the fifth graders just learning their instruments…
… up to Seniors who are applying to music schools and conservatories.
Every year Mr. Leonard makes a point of having the students in the top high school band (Wind Ensemble) that had their first performance as a fifth grader in the Winter Concert stand as group. It’s amazing to see how many of them there are, and to hear how far they will progress in just those few short years.
One of the highlights every year is the Percussion Ensemble. Percussion Ensemble is an entirely student led group. They write, choreograph and perform the pieces themselves, and they always stretch the limits of percussion. This year they outdid themselves with a really cool piece which culminated with them playing in the dark with lighted sticks.