Band-O-Rama promises to be a rockin’ good time

By Isabella Yenchick ’15 | Staff Writer

The  South band will be holding their annual Band-O-Rama today, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Main Gym. The bands from Pierce and Brownell middle schools, as well as the 5th graders from elementary schools,  will be debuting their acts for the first time. Although it costs just $1 to attend this event, donations of any kind will be accepted.

Christopher Takis, director of bands, explains that this concert is especially unique because the idea of Band-O-Rama is to primarily showcase the elementary and middle school kids, showing them what band is like at the next level. Takis also explains that the high school and middle school kids involved in the show have been practicing for a couple months to perfect their songs.

“The younger kids will get to experience the concert and symphony band, the jazz band, and the marching band at this event,” said Takis.

“I’ve been practicing at home for two hours each night, attempting to perfect the trumpet parts of the songs,” said Matt Murray ‘15 who has been a member of band since the 6th grade.

Murray said that this is going to be an entertaining show, with a variety of different collaborations and ensembles involved in just one showcase.

“People that come should expect really fun music that they will recognize, like music from the ‘Dark Knight’,” said Rachel Jolley ‘15, a band member.

All South students and families should come and support their fellow classmates in the school systems bands.