Band and Chorus Perform at Winter Concert


Maddy Waugh

Trey Newcomb ’24 watches for his cue on the xylophone at the winter concert on December 15.

Ethan Dionne, Staff Writer

The PIHS band and chorus had a concert on December 15 at 7 pm in the auditorium. “The concert was very good, the chorus did a good job,” percussionist Trey Newcomb ’24 said. “Overall it was a very good experience.”

According to band director Pat Bragdon, this year’s band has 27 members and about 14 of them are either freshmen or playing a new instrument for the first time.  “While band rehearsals have been going well, they actually played their best that night,” Bragdon said. “The stress and feeling nervous about playing in front of an audience always brings out the best in groups.” 

Also, according to Bragdon, the band needed to also learn about a dozen songs for game band season, so they only had time to put together two real concert band pieces.  At the concert they played those two pieces and three new game band songs.  “While the game band music was not festive for a winter concert, the audience still enjoyed the music and it was a successful concert,” Bragdon said.  “The whole band is looking forward to playing a full concert of band music in May for our spring concert.”