As we prepare to announce the 2022 HIMC Competition, our Co-Marketing Manager, Andrew Yang, shares his Solo & Ensemble experience in preparation for UIL. The work that they put into music can be applied anywhere in life. A Solo and Ensemble Competition was recently held for middle/high schoolers across Spring Branch ISD. To be honest, it was amazing to watch some of the performers perform pieces such as Bruch’s Concerto Number 1 in G Minor 3rd Movement and Vitali’s Chaconne.
We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving! Please enjoy an account of our competition director Kevin Zhang's account of his Region Orchestra experience. Region is not all about rankings; it is where I am able to meet musicians across two school districts and create music together. The audition and re-chair process was stressful and tiring, but the best part of Region was when we finally got to rehearse together last Friday and Saturday. This year, there were three pieces which we
Trick-or-treat, Happy Halloween! Please enjoy a glimpse of Saint-Saëns's musical accomplishments and a recording of his most famous opera by our Social Media Manager, Jerry Zhang. His piano and compositional skills influenced and were admired by the likes of Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Gabriel Fauré, and countless others. Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, better known as Camille Saint-Saëns, was a Romantic French composer born in Paris in 1835. After studying piano throughout his
Hi everyone! Grace, our Co-Marketing Manager, will talk about one of her favorite pieces, “Tahiti Trot” by Dimitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich, a child pianist turned prodigy composer, is recognized as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century for his innovative pieces, many of which were created under the censorship of Stalin. From his ominous and sorrowful String Quartet No. 8 to his satirical and humorous ballet L’age d’or (The Golden Age), Shostakovich’s brilliance
Happy October! We hope you enjoy the experiences of marching band shared by the Co-Marketing Manager, Daniel Ma. "Marching band brings a physical aspect to band and teamwork is even more vital in this event." The biggest difference between middle school and high school band is that high school band introduces marching band. Marching band brings a physical aspect to band and teamwork is even more vital in this event. Compared to concert performances, where it may be difficult
Please enjoy a short essay written by a new addition to our team, Alex Wang. "Playing music shouldn’t feel like a burden." Many students today may believe that playing a musical instrument is onerous and tiresome, almost as if it's something that they force themselves to do every single day with great effort. Playing music shouldn’t feel like a burden. We should play music as a way to relax and enjoy ourselves. Personally, I play the violin as a way to relieve stress and esca