The Eden Beginner Bands and the Eden Bulldog Band performed their final concert of the year at Eden High School's Auditorium to showcase their work and commitment to music this year.
The Beginner Bands combined the 5th and 6th grade classes for a performance of "Echoes" by Anne McGinty. They showcased their beginner skills with a full concert composition, even with 5th Graders only learning their instruments for 6 months. The 6th Grade was there to back them up.
Then, the 8th period Applied Lesson class performed "Whackem Tell" on Boomwhackers during the transition to the Eden Bulldog Band. The Eden Bulldog Band followed with their UIL Concert & Sight Reading Program. They performed "Huron Bay March," "Conviction," and "Colliding Visions," by Gortham, Clark, and Balmages.
Before the closer, Band Awards were given to honor and recognize those who've shown extraordinary commitment to excellence in music. Those students were as follows:
Outstanding Performer Awards
- Lacey Ellis, JH
- Jacie Clark, JH
- Lilianna Gonzalez, HS
- Cache Cole, HS
Outstanding Musician Awards
- Moses Lozano, JH
- Emma Sperry, JH
- Jacob Moreno, HS
- Regan Galindo, HS
- Abigail Clarke
- Natasha Moya
Patrick S. Gilmore National Award
- Alejandro Carrion
John Philips Sousa National Award
- Ezekielle Faith Matias
The Band ended the night with selections from "The Lion King," arranged by Paul Lavender.
Mr. Reaux would like to thank the Eden CISD administration, staff, and teachers for their continued support of the arts and music. "We couldn't do it without you!"
Mr. Reaux would also like to thank the parents, boosters, students, and members of the Eden Community for attending the night's concert and supporting the Band.