Yokota MS Spring Band and Chorus Concert
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00:00:01 00:00:03 And I think that you're going to be super-impressed
00:00:03 00:00:05 with everything the kids have done.
00:00:06 00:00:09 I would ask you to please make sure that we keep noise down
00:00:09 00:00:13 because we are going to be live, which is very exciting.
00:00:13 00:00:14 We're also making a DVD.
00:00:15 00:00:17 And choir, I want to let you know
00:00:17 00:00:21 that you can go ahead and sit down and relax,
00:00:21 00:00:22 but also remind the choir
00:00:22 00:00:25 we can hear everything you say
00:00:25 00:00:27 because those mikes are live.
00:00:28 00:00:31 Okay, and advanced band please remember
00:00:31 00:00:33 this is not your social hour,
00:00:33 00:00:38 so you should be turned this way and ready to listen to beginning band,
00:00:38 00:00:41 which doesn't sound so beginning any more by the way.
00:00:41 00:00:45 Alright, and you're going to be impressed with these guys.
00:00:47 00:00:49 Also, just a little bit of concert etiquette,
00:00:49 00:00:51 I don't know how many live concerts
00:00:51 00:00:52 or band concerts everybody has been to,
00:00:53 00:00:55 so I always like to make sure that you understand
00:00:55 00:00:58 that no matter what happens you have to applaud heartily.
00:00:59 00:01:02 Okay? And I've actually stopped concerts and started them over
00:01:03 00:01:04 when people don't applaud
00:01:04 00:01:06 so make sure you guys really applaud the kids.
00:01:07 00:01:09 I don't like to see this - Abby show them.
00:01:10 00:01:13 Yes, that. That's bad, alright?
00:01:13 00:01:17 Nice big, hearty applause. Alright.
00:01:20 00:01:24 It's going to be so great! Okay and so, is it time?
00:01:25 00:01:29 Is it time for us to start now? Is everybody ready? -Yes!
00:01:29 00:01:31 Okay, I'm going to turn it over to Ms. Abby Penton
00:01:32 00:01:34 who is going to start our concert.
00:01:43 00:01:45 Good evening everybody.
00:01:45 00:01:49 I'm Abby Penton and I'm a 7th grader here at Yokota Middle School.
00:01:49 00:01:52 I play in the advanced band and I'm a trumpet player.
00:01:52 00:01:55 Welcome to the Yokota Middle School spring concert.
00:01:55 00:01:57 We are all so happy that you are attending tonight,
00:01:57 00:01:59 and we also want to welcome everyone
00:02:00 00:02:02 who is watching us via the internet.
00:02:03 00:02:05 We hope that everyone enjoys our concert.
00:02:06 00:02:09 If you are watching us online, please leave us some encouraging words
00:02:09 00:02:13 or a like on the link so that we know if we should do this again.
00:02:13 00:02:15 Many people were involved to make this happen.
00:02:15 00:02:18 So many of us kids have family around the world
00:02:18 00:02:21 and it is so exciting that even though our parents
00:02:21 00:02:22 are serving in different places,
00:02:22 00:02:25 we can all come together for our amazing concert.
00:02:26 00:02:29 We know that people are watching from all over,
00:02:29 00:02:32 from Europe, the US, Guam and even Afghanistan.
00:02:33 00:02:36 Thank you Dr. Heinback, Ms. Mood, Mr. Lowery,
00:02:37 00:02:40 Mr. Hoff, Mr. Galbraith and Mr. Washington
00:02:40 00:02:44 for supporting us and making this web broadcast possible.
00:02:45 00:02:49 I would like to remind our audience right here in Yokota
00:02:49 00:02:51 to turn off your cell phones
00:02:51 00:02:54 and get ready for an entertaining 60 minutes.
00:02:54 00:02:57 There will be a brief pause between performing groups
00:02:58 00:03:02 so please be patient as we make our transitions as quickly as possible.
00:03:02 00:03:05 This is our biggest and best concert of the year,
00:03:05 00:03:07 and we know that you will be impressed
00:03:07 00:03:09 by how much we have learned this year in our classes.
00:03:09 00:03:12 Band is a rigorous class that demands increasing skills
00:03:13 00:03:14 and terrific amounts of team work
00:03:15 00:03:16 in order to put on a concert
00:03:16 00:03:18 such as the one you're going to hear tonight.
00:03:19 00:03:21 Chorus is a blending of voices and personalities
00:03:22 00:03:24 that create one amazing voice.
00:03:24 00:03:27 Anyone can join a band or sing in a chorus,
00:03:27 00:03:30 but it takes drive and dedication to produce something
00:03:31 00:03:33 that people actually want to listen to.
00:03:34 00:03:36 So without further delay
00:03:36 00:03:38 we bring you our amazing beginning band.
00:03:38 00:03:41 Gary, are you ready?
00:06:40 00:06:43 Robert W. Smith is one of the most well-known composers
00:06:43 00:06:47 of concert bands in the United States.
00:06:47 00:06:50 All of the pieces are full of interesting rhythms,
00:06:51 00:06:52 melodies and harmonies.
00:06:52 00:06:54 The Sound and the Fury is no exception,
00:06:55 00:06:56 full of excitement and determination.
00:06:56 00:06:59 This is one piece that will not let you fall asleep.
00:09:43 00:09:46 The most legendary train wreck in American railroad history
00:09:46 00:09:50 occurred on April 30th, 1900 in Mississippi.
00:09:50 00:09:52 Pulling six passenger cars through the mist and fog,
00:09:53 00:09:56 Engine 382 quickly made up for lost time.
00:09:56 00:09:58 However disaster awaited them.
00:09:58 00:10:02 Several trains had been delayed and were unable to clear the track.
00:10:02 00:10:05 Despite attempts to communicate the troubles,
00:10:05 00:10:07 Casey Jones never got the message.
00:10:09 00:10:11 By the time Casey saw the stalled train in front of him,
00:10:11 00:10:12 the impact was imminent.
00:10:13 00:10:16 He ordered his men to jump but he remained in the engine.
00:10:17 00:10:19 He died slowing the train to lessen the crash
00:10:19 00:10:21 and prevented others from dying.
00:10:21 00:10:24 Casey's Last Run tells this story through music.
00:10:24 00:10:27 See if you can hear Casey's story in the music.
00:12:16 00:12:19 We conclude tonight's program with a fabulous arrangement
00:12:19 00:12:20 of James Bond's theme.
00:12:20 00:12:23 Did you know the first James Bond movie came out 50 years ago?
00:12:23 00:12:25 Now that's a lot of sequels!
00:17:41 00:17:43 Good evening and welcome to our portion
00:17:43 00:17:45 of tonight's musical celebration.
00:17:45 00:17:48 We will begin with Algorhythms by Gary Fagan.
00:17:48 00:17:52 An algorithm is a procedure for solving a mathematical problem
00:17:53 00:17:54 in a finite number of steps.
00:17:55 00:17:59 Algorithms frequently involve the repetition of a given operation
00:17:59 00:18:01 and are often used in computer programming.
00:18:01 00:18:06 This piece has driving rhythms that have a somewhat mathematical feel.
00:18:06 00:18:10 Algorhythms is an intentional misspelling of the mathematical term
00:18:10 00:18:12 invoking a more musical image.
00:22:57 00:22:58 Hello, my name is Grace.
00:23:00 00:23:04 Okay. I'm in the advanced band. I play the baritone horn.
00:23:04 00:23:07 I've been told not to talk so loud on the microphone
00:23:07 00:23:09 so I'm going to try not to hurt your ears.
00:23:10 00:23:13 Many of you might recognize our next piece -
00:23:13 00:23:17 the theme from the popular TV show Hawaii Five-0.
00:23:17 00:23:18 Some of you might remember the show
00:23:19 00:23:22 that ran from 1968 to 1980.
00:23:22 00:23:25 Some of you might remember "Book 'Em Danno".
00:23:25 00:23:27 It's been brought back in an updated version,
00:23:27 00:23:29 but the music is still the same.
00:23:29 00:23:33 Coming to the podium is Ms. Gaume's high school practicum student,
00:23:33 00:23:36 Mr. Zane Halverson.
00:26:12 00:26:16 Hello, I am Dominic Miller and I play the trumpet in the advanced band.
00:26:17 00:26:22 A requiem is a piece of music that is associated with a time of mourning.
00:26:22 00:26:26 Last year Japan was struck with a terrible earthquake and tsunami.
00:26:26 00:26:29 Many of us were here during that time.
00:26:29 00:26:32 It was a time filled with fear, uncertainty
00:26:33 00:26:35 and mourning for those that were lost.
00:26:35 00:26:38 We reverently dedicated our next piece -
00:26:38 00:26:41 Requiem To A Land Forgotten by Robert Sheldon
00:26:42 00:26:45 to all of the people in Japan and we hope that nothing like this
00:26:46 00:26:50 ever happens to this beautiful country ever again.
00:32:23 00:32:26 Hi, I'm Jake Rocheldon and I'm a trumpet player.
00:32:27 00:32:29 If you have enjoyed the Transformers...
00:32:29 00:32:32 More than meets the eyes. -...Movies,
00:32:32 00:32:36 you have enjoyed music by the prolific composer Steve Jablonsky.
00:32:37 00:32:39 Please enjoy themes from Transformers...
00:32:40 00:32:43 Robots in disguise.
00:39:32 00:39:35 Our first piece is entitled Momoshiki Ya,
00:39:35 00:39:37 which means In This Ancient House.
00:39:38 00:39:40 Composed by Ruth Morris Gray,
00:39:40 00:39:43 it is hauntingly beautiful, a reflective piece
00:39:43 00:39:47 that we sing partially in Japanese and translate it into English.
00:39:47 00:39:49 Hope you enjoy.
00:43:38 00:43:41 Arirang is a well-know folk song from Korea
00:43:41 00:43:44 that speaks of Arirang Hill outside of Seoul.
00:43:44 00:43:46 It is said that Arirang Hill
00:43:46 00:43:49 is a symbol of personal contentment and triumph.
00:43:50 00:43:53 This arrangement attempts to capture the style of Korean music
00:43:53 00:43:55 which is highly personal and tender,
00:43:55 00:43:57 with sentiments of love and peace.
00:47:19 00:47:23 Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of Hawaii.
00:47:23 00:47:26 She was regarded with great affection by her people
00:47:26 00:47:29 by her graciousness and concern for their welfare.
00:47:29 00:47:32 An accomplished poet, composer and musician,
00:47:32 00:47:36 she also played the piano, organ, ukulele, guitar and zither.
00:47:36 00:47:40 Credited with the composition of over 165 songs,
00:47:40 00:47:44 Ahe Lau Makani is only one of her many beautiful melodies.
00:47:45 00:47:48 We would like to recognize Mrs. Silvia Sagi
00:47:48 00:47:50 who hails from the beautiful state of Hawaii
00:47:51 00:47:55 for dedicating her life to teaching children for over 50 years.
00:47:55 00:47:58 Mrs. Sagi would you please stand so that we can recognize you.
00:48:14 00:48:16 Thank you for all you do.
00:51:30 00:51:34 Hello, I'm Sydney Gillaume and I'm the composer of Koudjay.
00:51:34 00:51:37 Koudjay is a composition that I wrote a few years ago
00:51:37 00:51:40 for a children's choir in Miami, Florida,
00:51:40 00:51:42 and I'm very happy to see it now being performed
00:51:43 00:51:45 by a choir in Japan.
00:51:45 00:51:47 I believe the Yokota Middle School Choir
00:51:48 00:51:51 is the very first choir to perform Koudjay in Japan.
00:51:51 00:51:52 So thank you Jenny Gaume
00:51:52 00:51:56 for introducing this piece to your choir.
00:51:56 00:51:58 I had a wonderful privilege
00:51:59 00:52:01 of getting to hear the recording of it
00:52:01 00:52:03 and also seeing videos of them performing the piece
00:52:03 00:52:06 and they've done a great, great job putting it together.
00:52:07 00:52:09 Yokota Middle School choir,
00:52:09 00:52:10 you know what the piece is about, right?
00:52:11 00:52:13 Yon lè pou plante, Yon lè pou rekòlte.
00:52:14 00:52:17 Yon lè pou travay, Yon lè pou koudjay.
00:52:17 00:52:19 A time to sow and a time to reap,
00:52:19 00:52:23 a time for work and a time for leisure,
00:52:24 00:52:25 a time to let go and have fun.
00:52:26 00:52:28 You've done a wonderful job working on this piece.
00:52:29 00:52:30 It's been hard work,
00:52:30 00:52:33 so now it's time to let go and have fun.
00:52:33 00:52:35 So I hope you have a wonderful performance of it.
00:52:36 00:52:38 I wish I could be there for it
00:52:39 00:52:41 but unfortunately I'm not.
00:52:41 00:52:45 But I look forward to seeing a video of your performance online.
00:52:46 00:52:47 Cheers!
00:56:17 00:56:20 As you can see, we have been working very hard this semester.
00:56:20 00:56:23 Learning Koudjay took us five weeks of focused, determined work.
00:56:24 00:56:26 We are all so proud of that accomplishment.
00:56:26 00:56:29 If you would like our chorus to sing for one of your organizations,
00:56:30 00:56:31 please let Ms. Gaume know.
00:56:31 00:56:36 She tells us all the time that we are the finest chorus she has ever had,
00:56:36 00:56:38 and since we only have a few more weeks together
00:56:38 00:56:42 we are hoping to show off our talents as much as possible.
00:56:42 00:56:44 Our last piece returns us fully to English
00:56:44 00:56:47 and to the American genre of pop music.
00:56:47 00:56:50 We will now sing a fun glee version of the popular Forget You.
00:56:51 00:56:53 Because there are so many terrific singers in this group,
00:56:53 00:56:56 Ms. Gaume did not feel comfortable choosing the soloist herself,
00:56:56 00:56:58 so she brought it two talented guests
00:56:58 00:57:00 to judge the auditions and make the decision.
00:57:01 00:57:03 The person chosen to sing for you tonight
00:57:03 00:57:07 is the talented Ms. Alyssa Lauber. We hope you enjoy Forget You.
01:00:14 01:00:15 1:00:15
01:00:17 01:00:18 Great job Alyssa.
01:00:19 01:00:21 Okay, some band members are going over there
01:00:22 01:00:24 and while they're getting ready I'm going to add something
01:00:24 01:00:26 a little special and a little different to the show.
01:00:26 01:00:30 We have a special group that has evolved this year
01:00:30 01:00:32 on their own without any help from me.
01:00:32 01:00:34 Their name is Crystal Rain and I'm going to leave that
01:00:34 01:00:37 to Ms. Akiya Burnett to introduce them,
01:00:37 01:00:40 and invite the girls down.
01:00:44 01:00:48 Hi, my name is Akiya. This is Brianna, Umbria and Leilani
01:00:49 01:00:50 and we're Crystal Rain.
01:00:50 01:00:54 We are going to be singing Say My Name by Destiny's Child,
01:00:54 01:00:56 and we want to dedicate this song
01:00:56 01:00:59 to Brianna's father that is serving in Afghanistan.
01:05:06 01:05:07 Good evening, I'm Doctor Sheldon.
01:05:07 01:05:09 I'm the principal of Yokota Middle School.
01:05:17 01:05:18 And because I'm the principal of Yokota Middle School
01:05:19 01:05:21 I get to listen to this every day.
01:05:22 01:05:25 I'm here to recognize a few of our honored guests.
01:05:25 01:05:27 If you are a parent of a child up here
01:05:27 01:05:28 who is doing some of this wonderful stuff
01:05:28 01:05:30 would you please stand up.
01:05:43 01:05:45 First I'd like to recognize Doctor Lutrey,
01:05:46 01:05:48 our district superintendent.
01:05:53 01:05:58 My good friend Mr. Mood who is principal of Yokota High School.
01:05:59 01:06:00 My other good friend, Mr. Henry Barr,
01:06:00 01:06:02 assistant principal, Yokota High School.
01:06:05 01:06:08 Doctor Laliberte, I said it right,
01:06:10 01:06:12 assistant principal at Mendel Elementary.
01:06:14 01:06:16 Mr. Ty Gaume.
01:06:21 01:06:24 Our last song will include the beginning,
01:06:24 01:06:28 the advanced and the chorus and you the audience.
01:06:28 01:06:32 We are going to sing and play the Party Rock Anthem.
01:06:33 01:06:35 The lyrics are in your program.
01:06:35 01:06:39 Thank you for coming tonight and please have a safe trip home.
01:09:45 01:09:46 1:09:46
01:09:48 01:09:51 This is a celebration. I'm sorry we went seven minutes over.
01:09:51 01:09:56 I hope it was worth it. Thank you!
01:09:59 01:10:01 I have been working with these kids all year
01:10:01 01:10:03 and it has been a true, true privilege.
01:10:03 01:10:05 I've been very excited every day.
01:10:05 01:10:07 I'm always dragging people into class -
01:10:07 01:10:09 come hear this! Come here and listen to this!
01:10:09 01:10:11 Some people have had to listen to them on the iPod
01:10:11 01:10:14 in the hallway, or in the car, or in the BX,
01:10:14 01:10:15 anywhere I can get them to listen to them.
01:10:16 01:10:17 These kids are so great
01:10:17 01:10:19 and I hope that the lessons that they learn in band
01:10:19 01:10:21 will carry them through their whole lives -
01:10:22 01:10:25 working hard, dedication, a commitment to excellence.
01:10:25 01:10:28 I told them mediocrity is a very bad word.
01:10:28 01:10:30 You've got to be excellent at anything that you choose to do,
01:10:31 01:10:32 and I think tonight they were all excellent
01:10:33 01:10:37 and I'm very proud of all of them, every single one.
01:10:42 01:10:43 Thank you.
01:10:43 01:10:45 And of course, it's the end of the concert
01:10:45 01:10:48 so that means we have to clean it up.
01:10:48 01:10:52 So I'm going to ask for people,
01:10:52 01:10:55 mostly we need to get the band members
01:10:55 01:10:57 to be able to put away their instruments away first,
01:10:57 01:10:58 and then chorus members
01:10:58 01:11:02 if you can help take percussion instruments in.
01:11:02 01:11:03 And we'll just go from that way.
01:11:04 01:11:05 The metal chairs go that way.
01:11:05 01:11:08 My fabulous husband always helps with that detail.
01:11:09 01:11:11 And anything that you can do to help is great,
01:11:11 01:11:14 and if you can't think of anything just stay out of the way.
01:11:14 01:11:18 Alright? And we usually have this done in about 15 minutes.
01:11:18 01:11:22 And I hope that everybody enjoyed it and had a great night!
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