Hannibal To Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

The Hannibal Senior High Music Department will present a concert celebrating Music in Our Schools Month on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School’s Lockwood Auditorium.

The National Association for Music Education has announced this year’s theme “Music Makes Me…..!!!!,” a message emphasizing the important role that music education plays in our students’ lives.

The Senior High Jazz Band will open the program with three rousing selections including the upbeat mambo, Adelieland, from the film Happy Feet. Solos will be performed by Amanda Kimball, Elyssa Terry DeRycke, and  Zane Pointon.

Senior Choral Director, Abel Searor, will lead the chorus in a medley of music from the hit Broadway musical “Les Miserables.”

The audience will find it difficult not to hum along on tunes like I Dreamed a Dream and Do You Hear the People Sing.

This choral tour-de-force will provide an opportunity to hear many soloists as well as the full choir on Schonberg’s expressive melodies.

Beginning with a Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach, the senior band under the direction of Shirley Terrinoni, will present selections inspired by great works of literature including Dante’s The Divine Comedy,  and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland as well as a piece by the contemporary composer Frank Ticheli.

The Senior Band and Senior Chorus will combine to present the final offering of the night, When You Believe, from the 1998 animated classic The Prince of Egypt.

This piece shows the hope and power of believing in yourself, a key concept in music and one that exemplifies this year’s theme “Music Makes Me…!!!!”

Admission is free.

Please come and support local school music programs and the students in the Hannibal community.