On Friday, October 20, students in the Skyline College Concert Band (MUS. 430) shared the Skyline College Theater stage with the San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble and professional guest artists, wowing an audience of more than 300 music-lovers.
Skyline College Music Department faculty members Meghan Dibble (voice), Margaret Fondbertasse (piano), and Elizabeth Ingber (viola) performed duets and trios by Brahms, Schumann, and Heggie prior to the SF State Band’s beautiful set of music with Professor Brad Hogarth conducting and Professor Jeannie Psomas featured on clarinet.
The 34-member Skyline College Concert Band, led by Professor Zack Bruno, continued the program with lively selections by Bach and Saint-Saëns as well as the West Coast premiere of the three-movement Frackenpohl Bassoon Concerto with German guest artist Friedrich Edelmann. The night’s final piece featured both bands joining together for John Philip Sousa’s rousing march, “The Washington Post.”
Later this month, the Skyline College Jazz Band (MUS. 450) will perform jazz tunes from animated movies in Half Moon Bay at the Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m. with concert proceeds benefiting the Cabrillo Unified School District’s music programs. Also, the Concert Band will be doing a (surprise!) “flash mob” performance of Mussorgsky’s spooky “Night on Bald Mountain” in the Skyline College Library on Halloween at 8:30 p.m.
Article by Dr. Zachary E. Bruno