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John Hersey High School Band presents John Hersey H.S. and W.T. Woodson H.S. Band Concert: A Tribute to John E. Casagrande

Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:00 PM

This concert features two of America's most recognized high school concert bands—W.T. Woodson High School of Fairfax, Virginia, and John Hersey High School of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Price

$40.00 - $100.00

Run Time

Approx. 2 hours

About

John Hersey High School Band & W.T. Woodson High School Band in Concert

Both bands will pay tribute to John E. Casagrande, former Director of Bands at W.T. Woodson High High School and father of current John Hersey High School Director of Bands, Scott Casagrande. These bands have a storied tradition of excellence, having performed for presidents, kings and queens, senators and representatives, governors, and numerous other dignitaries.They have performed in Italy and France, Austria and Belgium, as well as onstage at Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Symphony Center, and other celebrated American concert venues. They have been recognized by former Presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate, the Virginia Senate, the National Band Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, Music for All, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

The Hersey High School Concert and Symphonic Bands are under the direction of Scott Casagrande. The W.T. Woodson High School Concert and Symphonic Bands are directed by Aaron Morgan. Their programs include works by Shostakovich, Hindemith, Ravel, Debussy, William Schuman, and Edoardo Boccalari, as well as contemporary composers Steven Bryant and Wayne Oquin. Guest conductors and soloists may be named at a later date.

Performance Timing: Band 1 - 15 min.; Band 2 - 15 min.; Band 3 - 30 min.; Band 4 - 30 min. There will be a 10-minute pause following each Band's performance. 


 
 

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