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Millburn High Welcomes Guest Conductor to Lead Spring Band Concert

Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr., director of bands at the University of New Hampshire, will lead concert on Wednesday, May 21.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

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 auditorium.

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 of bands.

This 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 evening.

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.

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