The Washington MS Music Department presented two concerts back to back on February 5th. The choirs performed their concert first at 6:30 directed by Jonathan Runaas, accompanied by pianist, Brian Houts. Combinations of the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced choirs performed a Pops concert. Their selections, with years listed when they were popular included:
Advanced Choir "That's the Way it Is", "Yesterday-Michelle", "Take the 'A' Train", "Breakaway", Intermediate Choir "The Rose", Beginning and Intermediate Choir "Singing in the Rain" & "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" Intermediate and Adv. Choirs "The Climb" and Comined Choirs "Sir Duke" Music instructors Craig McClenahan and Don Hughes were guest faculty artists on "Take The A Train".
The bands performed started at 7:30 and were directed Craig McClenahan. The intermediate band played four selections including: "G Force Five", "Ancient Hunters", "Cayuga Lake Overture" and Strauss's "Radetsky March". The Advanced Band played "March of the Irish Dragoons", "Declaration in Blue", "Slane", and "Ghost Dancing". The final group to perform was Middle School Jazz Band with guest trumpet artist: Don Hughes. Their selections included "Come Fly with Me", "Brazil" and "Watermelon Man". The Jazz Band will compete at the SEIBA Jazz Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, March 2nd and the Advanced Band will perform at large group contest on March 9th in Durant.