The Freshman band came on performing Toboggan by John Herndon They used jingle

The freshman band came on performing toboggan by john

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The Freshman band came on performing Toboggan by John Herndon. They used jingle bells, bell set, xylophone, snare played at a piano with brushes, bass drum, timpani, and cymbals. The jingle bells had a constant accented melody the entire performance with the rest of the ensemble followed in however the xylophone, timpani, and bass drum was a profound countermelody then all concluded on the same melody. The ensemble had a lively yet relaxed performance that was enjoyable to the ear as many instruments were showcased. Christian Cortez, performed Presto from g minor Sonata No.1 by J.S. Bach. He played on marimba. Cortez is a TMEA all- district, all region, and all- area percussionist. He started at a
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Segovia 3 piano and crescendo to fortissimo and decrescendo back to a piano and continued this pattern throughout. His playing was very swift and made the notes fluently with a legato style. The Concert band followed with Earth Dance by Bryce Craig. The performance began with a mezzo forte maraca at a simple beat and then this became a call and response as the clappers, bongos, triangle, and xylophone play one after the other. All come in and stay on the same melody then rapidly decrescendos to a pianissimo then crescendos to a forte. The pleasant calming rhythms took a turn to a intense rollercoaster of dynamics which was a fantastic touch as it got a bit flatlined. Jacob Vaquera who is a TMEA all- district, all region, and all- area, all- state percussionist performed Limbertango by Eric Sammut and played on a marimba. What was interesting about this individual is that he played with four mallets! He had melodies and
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