Sonic silk: ‘Spring Celebration’ at SHS has a smooth, rich flow |

Sonic silk: ‘Spring Celebration’ at SHS has a smooth, rich flow

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Summit Daily/Andrew HarleyDirector of Instrumental Music Stephanie Texera conducts the Summit High School Orchestra Thursday evening during the "Spring Celebration" program.

FARMER’S KORNER ” The Summit High School Instrumental Music Department performed its end-of-the-year finale, the “Spring Celebration,” on Thursday at the school auditorium.

SHS Director of Instrumental Music Stephanie Texera led the multi-award-winning program for the evening. The SHS Concert Band started the show with a hymn, built the audience up with “Sinfonia VI,” and climaxed with “Brazilian Folk Dance Suite.”

The SHS Orchestra came on next, and ended its set with a full-sonic take of Led Zeppelin’s/Maximoff’s “Kashmir.”

One of the most interesting moments of the evening came during “Dinosaurs,” when the SHS Symphonic Band pulled out a remarkably non-traditional and successful bag of tricks, which included a chorus of wine glasses and a rain stick.

And, to cap off the impressive evening, the SHS Jazz Band displayed surgeon-esque chops and dynamics reminiscent of fine theater with its four explorations.

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