Contemporary composer Jess Turner visited South High School today, taking time to work with the students in the Wind Ensemble on his new composition Noche Triste.
South High School is a participating member of the Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature, a group made up of eight schools that contribute funds annually for the purpose of creating quality literature for high school bands. At South High School, the funding of this project is a partnership venture with the Fine Arts Department and the Band Boosters. Two of the recent commissions by this consortium, Dreamland by Michael Markowki and Riff Raff by Ryan George were both performed at the 2012 Midwest Clinic. South High School Bands is proud to be a member of this consortium, and appreciates the collaborative support of the Band Boosters and the Fine Arts Department to create quality wind band literature for high school Bands.
The DGS Wind Ensemble will premiere Noche Triste during the Winter Band Concert on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7 PM in the auditorium at South High School.