The Music Department of
Millburn High School will present the annual Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school
This concert is free and open to the public. Ensembles
are under the direction of Mindy Scheierman, director
of bands and Matthew Spatz, associate director
year's Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr., director of bands at
the University of New Hampshire, will spend a two-day residency at the high
school and conduct his works with each ensemble at the concert.
Boysen received the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and is highly sought after internationally as a guest conductor, composer, and clinician. His visit to Millburn is sponsored by the MHS PTO and Music Boosters organizations.
The Freshman Concert band
will open the concert and perform Boysen's Tricycle and works by
Pierre La Plante and Julius Fucik. Wind Ensemble, an advanced ensemble of
accelerated level band students in grades 9 through 12, will
feature Boysen's I Am and conclude the first half of the concert
with selections from Tielman Susato's The Danserye. Symphonic Bands Blue
and White, comprised of students in grades 10, 11 and 12, will
perform on the second half of the concert with works by Boysen, Steven
Reineke, Brian Balmages, Jacques Offenbach, and Henry Fillmore.
All senior band members will be recognized at this concert for their contributions to the music department. The MHS Music Boosters will sell
refreshments and accept donations and memberships throughout the
The concert will be professionally recorded and CD orders will be
accepted in the lobby.
For more information, contact John Leahey, director of music, at 973-376-3600, ext. 375.