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High school holds fall concert

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Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ South Tahoe High School music instructors Linda Kurek, left, and JJ Clause work with the symphonic band in preparation for Thursday's concert.

The South Tahoe High School Performing Arts Department will perform its fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the STHS Theater.

The concert will feature the STHS symphonic band, string orchestra, percussion ensemble and string bass ensemble. The concert is free and will be about 90 minutes with intermission. There will be an instrument giveaway drawing at intermission donated by Tahoe Music Center.

Eight string basses will be featured on the gospel swing tune “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” This year’s percussion ensemble will be featured on both a fun Latin tune and a drum line double-choir arrangement titled “Antiphon.” They will perform on mallet percussion instruments that have been acquired over the past two years from generous donations by the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation.

The string orchestra arrangements include Vivaldi’s “La Tempest de Mare” and a fast-paced “Waltz of the Wicked.” The 80-piece symphonic band will perform a difficult new march titled “Marchissimo,” a challenging symphonic work by James Swearingen, a lyrical “Mandalen Landscape,” and a new work that demonstrates the versatility of both the winds and the expansive percussion section titled “River of the Ancients.” The talents of a select group of advanced players will be shown off in an arrangement of “The Flight of the Bumblebee.” The concert will conclude with all of the groups combined in a tribute to Ray Charles.

All the students have been very busy and have worked hard to achieve the level of excellence that will be demonstrated at the concert. The community is welcome to come, enjoy and celebrate some of the very positive things the students have been able to accomplish.