The Exeter-Milligan Junior and Senior High music departments presented their Pre-Contest/Spring Concert on Monday evening in Exeter.
The evening performances began with solos and duets held prior to the concert. In the vocal room Dravin Birkes performed “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” and Morgan White sang, “She’s Like the Swallow.”
The duet of Jozie Kanode and Morgan White sang, “All Through the Night,” and were joined by Dravin Birkes and Chase Vnoucek for “Without Love.”
Instrumental solos prior to the concert included three seniors, Kole Svec who performed “Tambourin” on the clarinet, “Jovial Mood,” a flute solo by Rebecca Krupicka and Braden Capek who performed “Fandango,” on the timpani.
The full concert was opened by the junior high choir who sang, “The Drunken Sailor,” and “The Rhythm of Life.” The junior high then accompanied themselves on the ukulele’s and they covered Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
The rest of the evening was devoted to giving the audience a preview of the pieces that will be performed at the District music contest which will be held Thursday, April 21 and Friday April 22 at Heartland public school. First to perform was the large brass choir. They played “Intrada No. 7.” Next, the percussion ensemble presented “After Math.”
The clarinet choir performed “Gavotte” and the flute choir, “The Girl Friends.” The Saxophone choir played a rousing rendetion of “Jericho.”
The junior and senior high concert band performed three numbers, “Crystal City Overture,” “Yorkshire Ballad,” and “Celebration for Winds and Percussion.”
The concert was directed by Exeter-Milligan music teacher Mr. Mark Perez and were accompanied by Mrs. Angie Murphy. After the performance Perez recognized the Exeter-Milligan senior band members including Ben Bartu, Braden Capek, Briana Capek, Becca Krupicka, Maddie Luzum, Kiah Songster and Kole Svec. The students enjoyed pizza before the concert, sponsored by the Exeter-Milligan Booster club.