Symphonic sounds

Chugiak students jazz it up at holiday concert


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Kathryn Bistodeau, left, and Ashton Franchino play the flute during “A Christmas Overture” at the Chugiak High band’s winter concert Dec. 4.

CINTHIA RITCHIE

The Chugiak High band presented “A Winter Concert” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the school auditorium.

The evening opened with the jazz band playing a livened-up rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” followed by Mark Landon performing a solo on the trumpet for “White Christmas” and Brandt Lomen and Dane Breitung soloing during “What is Hip?”

The cadet band, featuring freshmen members, played an energetic version of “Battle Symphony” along with other favorites.

The symphonic band performed a lovely version of “Carol of the Bells” and a big crowd favorite, “Disney at the Movies.”

As an encore, the bands merged and overflowed across the stage to perform “Sleigh Ride.”

 

Contact Cinthia Ritchie at 694-2727 or cinthia.ritchie@alaskastar.com.

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