Monday evening, May 20, the walls shook in the “old gym” at Kimball Area High School.
First the Jazz Band performed “Look for the Silver Lining,” with soloists Austin Roerick and Hannah Zipoy. Then Brad Mies was featured soloist for “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You.” Their finale was “Get It On.”
The Elementary Band performed “March of the Romans,” “Centurion,” the rock tune “25 or 6 to 4,” and “Jubilee.”
The Junior High Band performed “Highland Legend,” Northpointe Fantasy,” “Arocknophobia,” and a complex piece called “Kronos” with soloists Trenton Hamilton, Caitlin O’Brien, Hannah Ehlinger, and Stephanie Hurrle.
The Senior High Band played “Where the Black Hawk Soars,” a piece meant to emulate a hawk in flight. Their final two selections were based on a vote by seniors as this is their last performance with the band. A medly from “Phantom of the Opera,” with soloists Austin Roerick and Nicole Johnson.
Their finale “Rumble on the High Plains,” featured the entire percussion session in a booming impressionistic piece based on the Kansas prairie. You could hear thunderstorms (or whatever else your mind imagined the “rumble” to be) as they passed from one side of the band to the other, for instance.
As is tradition, the graduating seniors gave band director Keith Haake a gift: a signed montage of senior photos, and a hat from their visit to Chinatown in Chicago last year (see inset photo).
Additional photos can be found in our Photo Gallery online. (Videos should be available soon.)
Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs