The 28-member ensemble from San Bruno’s public schools, under the direction of veteran music teacher Justin Cottrell, began the night with a set of diverse selections, from a Henry Fillmore march to an arrangement of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.”
Following a brief intermission, the 47-member Skyline College ensemble took the stage and performed pieces celebrating friendship: “Old Friends” march, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and a medley of tunes from Disney’s Aladdin (including “Friend Like Me”).
The Capuchino Band then joined the Skyline College Band on stage, forming a massive combined band. The joint ensemble performed Karrick’s “Companions on the Journey,” the Skyline College “Alma Mater,” and a surprise encore piece, the Capuchino High School fight song, “Cheer Cap.”
The next concert to feature the Skyline College Concert Band will also feature the brand new Skyline College Symphony Orchestra in December 2014.
Article by Zack Bruno