All of our bands and choirs from 7th through 12th grade have been very busy getting ready to perform their first concerts of the season and it all begins this Thursday Night. The three bands that are housed at Conway High School will get to lead off our Holiday Extravaganza with four concerts in eight days. Featured on the Thursday Night program will be the Conway High Concert Band directed by Paul Taylor, the Conway High Sophomore Symphonic Band directed by Dewayne Wilson, and the Conway High Symphonic Band directed by Tim Cunningham. I have had a chance to hear bits and pieces of the music some of these groups will perform and I am always amazed at how well they prepare for a program like this after being out of marching season for just five weeks. There will be traditional band selections and of course there will be a number of holiday pieces the groups will play. Make your plans to join us on Thursday Night. Doors open at 5:45 PM and the CHS Concert Band will start us off at 6:30. It is a great way to support the arts and admission is free.
As I sat in my office on this Tuesday Morning, I heard in the background coming from the Auditorium the sounds of our Conway High School Symphonic Band directed by Tim Cunningham. Knowing we are just a few days away from our first Secondary music events of the year made me pause for a moment and listen. Yes, there will be Christmas music on all of our music programs that the bands will be doing and the Choir concert on December 17th will just about be all Christmas Music. But, you also may hear other pieces that may not be for the Christmas season, but can strike a cord with you as it did with me. All of our students in the Secondary Music Programs in the district work hard to prepare and play for you our community of patrons. Please come out and support these students at these four concerts we will have that start on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 PM with the Conway High School Bands. A schedule of the concerts is on the Auditorium home page. And the best part of it, the concerts are FREE!!!!
Mike Woodrum is the Auditorium Supervisor for Conway Public Schools, also does the P.A. Announcing for UCA Football and Basketball, Conway High Basketball, Conway Junior High Football, and if that is not enough, has been a summertime thespian with the Conway Dinner Theater productions over the last four summers. And Mike will return this summer for "9 to 5 The Musical".