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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Loveland High School Wind Symphony in Seattle


The Loveland High School Wind Symphony just returned from their performance at the 32nd annual Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

The band clinic, which brings together top conductors and composers from around the world, invites one high school band each year to perform a 75-minute concert during the opening night of the conference,

The Loveland wind symphony, one of three performing bands at the school, represents the first band in the state to receive the honor.

The following photos provided by the Thompson School District show the band during their visit to Seattle

allan macmurray670 Loveland High School Wind Symphony in Seattle

Dr. Allan MacMurray, director of bands at the University of Colorado, directed the Loveland High School Wind Symphony as the group performed American Elegy by Frank Ticheli, in honor of the students and families of Columbine High School after the 1999 tragedy there. The wind symphony was the opening performance of the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle Washington, Nov. 19-22. The group performed a 70-minute program and received a standing ovation from the crowd of some 600 students, directors, composers and music instructors from several states and countries.


kitty osheas WIBC670 Loveland High School Wind Symphony in Seattle

Johan de Meij conducted the LHS Wind Symphony in his own composition of At Kitty O’Sheas, a 16-minute piece that was part of the opening performance at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. The internationally-awarded Dutch composer and the band received a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 600 following performance and the band also received a standing ovation at the end of the show.


arauvogel670 Loveland High School Wind Symphony in SeattleLovleand High School band directors Matthew Arau and Aaron Vogel accept a plaque from the Western International Band Clinic organizers for the LHS WInd Symphony’s performance On Nov. 17. The LHS honor band was invited to perform at the opening concert of the four-day clinic at which students from around the world worked with international band directors and composers.

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