Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Synergies" World Premiere

Last night I had the great pleasure of attending a world premiere. My 14 year old son Matt plays alto sax in the Columbus (Nebraska) Middle School 8th grade band. The band director and school commissioned Robert Sheldon to compose a piece of music for the band that would reflect the school and the city. And last night, Mr. Sheldon was here to direct the band in the first public performance of this composition, entitled "Synergies". Take a look and listen at the world premiere video below, introduced by the band director, Mr. Peabody.

video

I am extremely proud of son Matt. He's a very gifted musician, and although he prefers the keyboard, piano and synthesizer, he's also a very good saxophone player. Well done, Matt and all the other CMS 8th grade band members.

UPDATE: You can also view a video of the entire concert (about 25 min) here.

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