Luverne High School bands to host upcoming concerts

Published 9:23 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

After months of rigorous practice and rehearsals, the Luverne High School bands will soon take the stage in performances sure to wow their audiences.

Tonight, the first performance will feature the LHS Tiger Concert and Jazz Bands at the Luverne United Methodist Church starting at 6 p.m.

“The Concert Band program will be ‘Festive Flourish’, ‘An American Hymntune’, ‘American Riversong’ and ‘Crown Him With Many Crowns’ by James Swearingen, which will be featuring not only the band but also Mrs. Stephanie Jones on the organ,” said LHS band director Jonathan Chance.

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“We will also have our Tiger Jazz Band playing a few selections, and we will also have The Peanut Gallery Low Brass Ensemble playing a few pieces. Admission is free.”

According to Chance, “An American Hymntune” will feature Jackson Holloway on the Euphonium, “American Riversongs” will feature several student soloists and the concert will close with “Crown Him With Many Crowns.”

The band’s next performance will be on Tuesday, May 17 at the LHS gymnasium and will feature LHS’ Jr. High Concert Band, sixth grade beginner band and the Tiger Jazz Band. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

“The Jr. High Band will be performing ‘Falcon Fanfare’, ‘A Shaker Gift Song’ and ‘Sway’, which was made popular by Michael Buble’,” Chance said.

“The concert will be closed by a joint performance of both groups on a piece called ‘Pride of America.’”

Chance is excited to see the time and energy put into practicing finally hit the stage; he is proud of all the bands have accomplished this year and knows the audiences will not be disappointed.