Harvest Marching Band FestivalSaturday, October 15, 2016
Band Program Descriptions - Draft
Toppenish High School
Toppenish School District
THS Wildcat Marching Band
Derek Gore, Band DirectorToppenish High School Wildcat Marching Band
2016 Program: Star Wars
Toppenish High School is thrilled to perform in the Harvest Marching Band Festival for the very first time. In fact, this is the first ever marching festival Toppenish has performed in in any recent history. From one performing ensemble of just 20 students 8 years ago, to 4 ensembles of over 80 students today, THS is a proud and growing program. The Wildcat band performed 2 years ago in Disneyland Theme Park, and has plans to return this year as well. The band was also privileged enough to get to perform at the WMEA All-State Music Conference last year. The band would like to thank everyone who has supported it along the way, including Superintendent John Cerna, Assistant Superintendent Jeanette Ozuna, Principal Shawn Myers, the TSD school board, and many others.
Please sit back and enjoy the journey, as we take you to a time long ago in a galaxy far far away...
Cle Elum Roslyn High School
Cle Elum Roslyn School District
Cle Elum, Washington
Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard
Nick Maupoux, Band DirectorDESIGN STAFF:
Cece Schuller - Colorguard Choreography
Nick Maupoux - Visual Design
Melissa Bates - Props
Tim Mitchel - Sound Design
Highland High School
Highland School District
Highland High School Scottie Marching Band
John Straehle & Kevin Madson, Band DirectorHighland High School Scottie Marching Band
2016 Program: Transformation
Drum Major - Citlali Yañez
AWARDS: Gold Medal winner 2015 Spokane Lilac Parade
GENERAL INFO: Highland HS is a class 1A high school just west of Yakima. Their enrollment is 256 students grade 9-12. The Scottie's receive numerous awards from around the state. This past April they performed on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and at Six Flags in San Francisco. They would like to thank the communities of Cowiche and Tieton for their continued support.
Naches Valley High School
Naches Valley School District
Ranger Marching Band
Linda Doria, Band DirectorThis is a story about a girl who fall into a dream world and her decent into madness. Through her journey she defeats the evil forces that threaten her sanity to emerge victorious.
Drum Majors: Caroline Herting, Hailey Jacobs, & Simranjeet Kaur
Show Title: We're All Mad Here
A.C. Davis High School
Yakima School District
Brian Beck, Band DirectorDESIGN STAFF:
Jeff Chambers – Music Design
Brian Beck – Visual Design
Diane Davey – Choreography
Tim Mitchell – Sound Design
Ian Monahan – Asst Director, Visual and High Brass
Diane Davey – Asst Director, Colorguard
Taylor Edwards – Percussion Caption Head
Eva Robbins – Colorguard Assistant
Reese Maultsby – Percussion Assistant
Ani Hernandez – Flutes
Martin Obrero – Clarinets
Kandin Neri – Saxophones
Sam Howard – Low Brass
The Davis High School program made a giant leap last year, making finals at both the Cavalcade and Everett marching band shows last year. In addition, the Davis Wind Ensemble was one of 6 groups to receive a gold rating at the 2016 CBC Wind Ensemble Festival.
Madelynn Rogers, Alejandro Perez, Rachel Felix
A.C. Davis is proud to present their 2016 show Primal. The Davis band will explore the both the cruel and compassionate traits of humans and animals. Follow us as we look at whether or not we are so different in the end, and the choice of each individual to decide which path they will take.
Chiawana High School
Pasco Schol District
Riverhawk Marching Band
Kevin Clayton, Band DirectorSTAFF:
Kevin Clayton Director
Peter Blake Assistant Director
Jeff Chambers Music Arranger
Kevin Clayton Drill Writer
Kat Lagge Choreographer
Matt Henderson Front Ensemble Coach
Omar Farias Drumline Coach
Chase Waller Drumline Coach
Esteban Zarate Brass Coach
Rachael Clayton Colorguard Coach
Kat Lagge Colorguard Coach
Nayely Garcia Colorguard Coach
Auburn High School
Auburn School District
Auburn Trojan Marching Band
Tony Paustian, Band DirectorMusic Selections:
Two selections from Swan Lake
My Funny Valentine
The concept for this years Trojan Marching Band show revolves around the concept of, as the title suggests, reflections. Swan Lake tells the story of our darker side, the side we are not sure we want to see reflected back as well as the playful yet darkly comical aspects of our self. My Funny Valentine is a moment of self-reflection in which we become somewhat accepting of our darkness and begin to realize our beauty. Justin Timberlake's Mirror is an outward reflection of our true inner beauty being projected to the world. Our goal is to communicate the journey from the darker, intrinsic side of our soul to the extrinsic beauty we have to offer the world.
Drum Major - Athena Adams
Centennial High School
West Ada School District
Centennial Marching Band and Colorguard
Brittany Brings, Band DirectorBy Any Other Name…
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Drum Majors: Carlee Baker, James Harris, Megan Ostermann
Hermiston High School
Hermiston School District
Hermiston High School Marching Band
Sean McClanahan, Band DirectorHermiston High School Marching band is under the direction of Sean Mc Clanahan. Assistant Director Steve Anderson, Color Guard instructors Adrian Rodarte, and Paula Messenger, Percussion Instructors Eden Davis and Dayven Torres. This year’s field show is titled Rock Art. It is a compilation of music from three artists: Daft Punk, Bastille, and Fall Out Boy. The first movement is Daft Punk Medley, consisting of 5 songs made famous by this French group. The second movement is Pompeii, “Pompeii,” was inspired directly by the ancient Roman town that was buried by a volcanic eruption, leaving ash-covered bodies frozen in place, it provokes images of the sudden astonishment of its people, and then frozen for all time. The third movement is My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark. Is about an adult that takes responsibility for their teen years and dealing with the present consequences.
Kamiakin High School
Kennewick School District
Scarlet Tide Marching Band
Keith Russell, Band DirectorThe 2016 “Scarlet Tide” Marching Band
Under the field direction of Drum Major
This year’s band of 66 members includes:
This year the “Scarlet Tide” musically explores the Science of Projected Light. The Three Movements are:
We hope you enjoy our show
The “Scarlet Tide” would like to thank the Kamiakin Instrumental Music Parents, Boosters, Fans, and School Administration for their time, effort, and support! Thank you for ensuring that we have the opportunity to express, create and communicate through Music in our school experience.
Rocky Mountain High School
West Ada School District
Grizzly Marching Band
Quentin DeWitt, Band DirectorQuentin DeWitt, Director
Ryan Hartman, Assistant Director
Michael Carpenter, Color Guard Coach & Choreographer
Pat Flaherty, Percussion
Dan Miller, Strength & Conditioning
Jeff Chambers, Composer
Ron Hardin, Drill Design
Zainah Saadi & Logan Ann Bitterli, Drum Majors
Show Title: "The Prophecy"
Description: A musical impression of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Drawing from the themes and characters in the play, we explore the nature of fate, choice and consequence. Is Macbeth's future set, or can he decide his future?
Wenatchee High School
Wenatchee School District
Golden Apple Marching Band and Auxiliary
Jim Kovach, Band DirectorThis year, the Golden Apple Marching Band presents, Maya! We begin with the arrival of a warlord from central Mexico, who helped usher in an age of magnificence and splendor. But empires only rise to fall. The cascade of catastrophe – both natural and man-made – precipitate the collapse of the Mayan empire, leaving nature to reclaim its grandeur.
Director: Jim Kovach
Assistant Director: Tim Zanol
Drum Majors: Jillian Peyton and Estella Orallo
Visual Coordinator: Lisa Zanol
Color Guard Instructors: Elvis and Teddy Garcia
Color Guard Captain: Tommi Cordell
Woodwind Technicians: Beth Jensen, Josh Cozart
Front Ensemble Technician: Kelsey Lodge
Percussion technicians: Austim Kovach, Tanner Odle
Richland High School
Bomber Marching Band
Jason Rose, Band DirectorThe Firebird is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
The ballet centers on the journey of its hero, Prince Ivan. Ivan enters the magical realm of Kashchei the Immortal, with all of the magical objects and creatures of Kashchei.
While wandering in the gardens, he sees and chases the Firebird. The Firebird, once caught by Ivan, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom.
Next, Prince Ivan sees thirteen princesses, with one of whom he falls in love. The next day, Ivan chooses to confront Kashchei to ask to marry one of the princesses; the two talk and eventually begin quarreling.
When Kashchei sends his magical creatures after Ivan, the Firebird, true to its pledge, intervenes,
bewitching the creatures and making them dance an elaborate, energetic dance: the "Infernal Dance."
The creatures and Kashchei then fall asleep; however, while Kashchei is bewitched, the Firebird tells Ivan the secret to Kashchei's immortality.
Ivan uses this new knowledge to kill Kashchei. With Kashchei gone and his spell broken, the magical creatures and the palace all disappear.
All of the "real" beings, including the princesses, awaken and celebrate their victory.
Drum Majors: Collin Iedema & Kurtis Howald
Design Staff: Kary Etherington, show design. Teena Dwyer, Choreography. Jeff Chambers, Music. Chase Waller, Drum Line
Instructional Staff: Jason Rose, Director. Rudy Guidry, Assistant Director. Omar Pulido, Visual Coach. Cassandra Cook, Winds Coach. Chase Waller, Drum Line Coach. Matt Piatt, Front Ensemble Coach. Ariel Giangrande and Tori Carroll & Courtney Guffey, Color Guard Coaches
University High School
Central Valley School District
University High School Marching Band and Fanfare Ensemble
Mark Tietjen, Band DirectorUniversity High School, Spokane Valley, Washington
Mark R. Tietjen – Director of Band, Orchestra and Percussion
Bryan Conrad – Assistant Director of Marching Band
Michael McConville – Design Director
Julene Osborn – Color Guard Director
Katie Walsh - Color Guard Assistant
Michelle McNaughton – EWU Student Teacher
Rick Wallace – Batterie
Renee Honn – Front Ensemble
Cuinn Fey and Andres Juarez – Percussion Assistants
Krystal Bliesner – Visual Assistant
Mallory Morgan – Visual Assistant
AWARDS, HONORS, AND GENERAL INFORMATION about your school or band.
Cavalcade of Bands
7th Place overall
1st Place AA Division
Best Brass and Winds
Best General Effect
Harvest Marching Band Festival
2nd Place AAA-Small
Best Visual Effect
Best Musical Effect
Washington State University Marching Band Championship
2nd Place Overall
Best Color Guard
Auburn Marching Band Competition
1st Place - AA
Best Pit Crew
Best Drum Major
Best General Effect
Set to the Music of Karl Jenkins arr. Tom Wallace
I. In Caelum Fero
III. Cantus – Song of Aeolus
A significant turning point during the year - the days start getting shorter and the nights longer - the June Solstice is often associated with change, nature and new beginnings.
In ancient China, the summer solstice was observed by a ceremony to celebrate the Earth, femininity, and the “yin” forces.
In northern European countries, when the summer days are at their longest, and in the north it is the time of the Midnight Sun, festivals generally celebrate the summer and the fertility of the Earth.
The Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day is an annual music festival celebrated on June 21 in 120 countries around the world.
Interestingly, most of the observance is not on the day as we reckon it, commencing at midnight or at dawn. It is customary for cultures following lunar calendars to place the beginning of the day on the previous eve at dusk at the moment when the Sun has set.
Join us as we celebrate Midsummer’s Eve, dawn the following morning and the Day of Litha.
The University High School Marching Band and Fanfare Ensemble would to take the time to thank the Central Valley School District School Board, Superintendent Ben Small, the University High School Administration and the Instrumental Music Parent’s Association for their continued support of all of the musical arts at University High School.
Central Valley High School
Central Valley School District
Spokane Valley, Washington
Central Valley HS Marching Band
Eric Parker, Band Director"Uncommon" featuring the music of Aaron Copland, including "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Red Pony Suite," "The Promise of Living," and a Shaker Tune.
Lewis Norfleet (wind arrangements), Alan Keown and Chris Whyte (percussion arrangements), Eric Parker (visual design), James Haynes (colorguard choreography) and B.J. Keogh (prop design)
Colorguard; Kalli Bennett, James Haynes (supervisor), Siera Kramer and Kim Wagstaff
Music; Ben Barker, Kris Gist, Andrew Peltonen, Brian Schappals, and Victor Xie
Percussion; Austin Davis, Jared Hunt, Nate Hunt (supervisor), Rob Lewis, and Garrett Newbill
Visual; Martin Anderson (supervisor), Tony Anderson, Nick Putnam, Matt Walsh and Ryan Whitehead
Mt. Spokane High School
Mead School District
Mt. Spokane "Wildcat" Marching Band & Dance Team
Scott Jones & James Layman, Band DirectorMt. Spokane "Wildcat" Marching Band & Dance Team
2016 Program: Ancient Voices
Director of Bands: Scott Jones
Dance Team Staff:
The Mt. Spokane Marching Band and Dance Team were the 2015 Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner at the Washington State Marching Band Championships
The Band and Dance Team would like to thank the Mt. Spokane Bandstand and our parent volunteers for all of their support in ensuring all of performers have a world class experience.
The Band & Dance Team would also like the thank Mt. Spokane High School, the Mead School District, and the Mead School District Community for their support of the arts in our schools.
West Valley High School
West Valley School District-Yakima
Ram Marching Band
Tyler Jones Jeremy Freisz, Band DirectorWest Valley Ram Marching Band Dance Team and Color Guard
Marching Band Manager:
2016 Instructional Staff:
Color Guard Supervisor:
Drill and Visual Design:
Color Guard Choreography:
Voice recordings by:
"Time has a funny way of slipping through your fingers (much like she did, all those years ago). I'll build a time machine, a marvel of modern craft, and go back to rewrite history with her in my arms."
We would like to thank the West Valley High School Teachers and Administration for their continued support of the arts in West Valley. We would also like to thank West Valley Music Boosters for everything!! None of this would be possible without their support!
Hanford High School
Richland School District
Falcon Marching Band
Kevin Swisher, Band DirectorHanford High School Show Description
The Hanford high School Marching band and Color Guard are excited to announce their 2016 show theme:
1. Into the Mist
2. Out to Sea
3. Full Sail
4. Into the Fog
5. Storm at Sea
6. Sea of Glass
7. Majesty of the Sea
The Hanford High School Marching Band and Colorguard, under the direction of Kevin Swisher and Chris Newbury, have been setting high standards for the activity throughout the northwest and beyond for many years. The Hanford Fine Arts Programs boast four jazz ensembles, four concert bands, concert and chamber orchestras, percussion, sound engineering and guitar courses, a full complement of choirs and a world class drama program supported by a representative pit orchestra. The Richland School District is a vibrant, rapidly growing district that takes great pride in its arts programs and has made them a priority in strategic planning.
Directors: Kevin Swisher, Chris Newbury
Music Arrangements: Russ and Chris Newbury
Drill Design: Dillon Miller
Color Guard Instruction and Choreography: Loralee Newbury, Anna Newbury
Color Guard Assistant: LaNae Munroe
Instructional Assistants: Kelly Brown, Rudy Guidry, Cade McKeever, Gillian McFall, Stephen Grindel, Tim Zilar, Jacob Sanders, Cole Lobdell, Hannah Mowry
Eisenhower High School
Yakima School District
David Walter, Band DirectorDirector: David Walter
Angel Sacucedo: Visuals and Marching
Ashley Tolley: Color Guard
J.T. Menard: Percussion
Kali Abrams: Auxiliary Percussion
Brenton Smith: Brass
Color Guard Captain:
Eisenhower High School Cadet Marching Band and Color Guard