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JMHS Band Virtual Holiday Concert



A message from Jason Diaz and Eric Ficarra and all the students of the JMHS Bands:

Utilizing specific programs in Music First and many other individual talents, we would like to present the 2020 JMHS Winter Virtual Band Concert.

Included in this presentation is a song performed by past members of the JMHS Jazz Ensemble. Many of them are current JMHS students but we also opened it up to any and all Alumni of the program. We had about seven alumni participate in this portion of the program!

As well, all hybrid band students participated in a full concert band arrangement of "Jingle Bells". Each student spent time at home practicing and recording their part in four different sections. Then, Eric and I combined all the audio parts and overlaid the master audio over a slide show of holiday photos. Finally, during our two week virtual session, all students learned how to record and mix small ensemble selections. These are featured in the middle section of the program.

Thank you so much for all your support of the arts, but especially in these very unusual times. We hope you take time in the next two weeks to rest, relax and enjoy time with family members.

With much admiration,
The JMHS Instrumental Music Department


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