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Spectacular Spring Concert
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 5-15-16)

On Thursday, May 12, the CHS Music Department held its annual spring concert. With a packed house, the concert band kicked off the performance with an upbeat song titled Dillon’s Flight. The string orchestra then played Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No. 4 and 5. “The Hungarian Dances were my favorite pieces of the night. The dynamic contrasts make the piece very interesting and exciting,” says Principal Violist, Jessica Tan, 2018. The string orchestra was followed by the symphony orchestra performing two songs: Jupiter Symphony by Mozart and a crowd-favorite, Pirates of the Caribbean. The song was chosen and dedicated to the five seniors of the orchestra who had played it during their freshman year.

Orchestra and band director John Kuhner then took the time to congratulate the students who made honors groups and presented them with certificates. He also called graduating seniors to the stage, announcing their future plans and giving them roses. A memorable night finished off with the symphonic band performing The Star-Spangled Banner, Variations On A Korean Folk Song, Cry of The Last Unicorn, and Xerxes.

Overall, each group had a great performance. Best of luck to graduating seniors, you had a great last concert!