Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hannah auditioned and got into the 24th Armstrong Winterfest Honor Band as 7th chair flute.  They went to the college Thursday evening and saw the Armstrong Wind Ensemble play and then were given their music to sight read that evening.  They then came back Friday morning and practiced all day.  Hannah having an orchestra concert that coming Sunday stayed after for that rehearsal so was there from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.  She returned Saturday about noon and rehearsed and then performed that evening.  Jack Stamp the guest conductor for the high school group is professor of music, chairperson of the music department and director of band studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a composer and composed the piece Danzon which the Winterfest group performed.

Dig Down Deep -- Timothy Mahr

Introit -- Fisher Tull

Danzon -- Jack Stamp
3rd public performance of this piece.

The Girl I left Behind -- Leroy Anderson

Savannah Winds

Hannah recently auditioned and was accepted to Savannah Winds.  They held their Season Premier Concert November 18. The group is made up of college students, band directors, other musicians from the surrounding communities.  It gives her the opportunity to rehearse and play with professionals and others who love to perform.

 First Suite in Eb for Military Band -- Gustav Holst
     I.   Chaconne
         II.  Intermezzo
III. March

 Them Basses -- G.H. Huffine

With Quiet Courage -- Larry Daehn

Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta" -- Clifton Williams

Fanfare and Allegro -- Clifton Williams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Armstrong Chamber Orchestra

Hannah is Co-Principle this season of the ACO and picked up the piccolo part.  She had piccolo parts in most of the pieces and a solo in one, Sevilla.

Cossack Dance from "Mazeppa"
 By Pete Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Lake Dance
 By William G. Harbinson

Sevilla from "Suite Espanola" Op. 47, No. 3
Issac Albeniz/McAlister 
 Hannah plays the Piccolo Solo.

By Issac Albeniz/Lopez