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Harvest Marching Band Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Zaepfel Stadium

Band Program Descriptions - Final

Naches Valley Middle School
Naches Valley School District
Naches , Washington
Novice Division
Knight Marching Band
11:15 AM

Jeremy Freisz, Band Director

Show title: Rocky Balboa
Music Selection: Rocky Theme; Arranged by NVHS Senior Lucas Gillespie
                  Eye of the Tiger; Arranged by Jerry Burns
Drum Major: Sydney Brown

Drill design and colorguard choreography done by Senior NVHS Band Drum Major Larisa Fossum as her Senior Project.

Highland High School
Highland School District
Cowiche, Washington
A Division
Highland High School Scottie Marching Band
11:30 AM

John Straehle, Band Director

School Name:
Highland High School
Highland High School Scottie Marching Band

Band Director: John Straehle
Drum Instructor: Damon Alvarez
Music by: Kristopher Baker
Percussion Arranged by: Will Shoemaker
Show Design: John Straehle

Awards, Honors, and General Information about your school and band:
3rd Place Harvest Marching Band Festival 2009, 1st Place at 2009 Sunfair Parade. This years band is 50 members grades 7-10. This is Highland 8th year in competitive marching.
Drum Majors:
William Packard
Dayna Wilkinson

Battery Captain:
Aaron Baughman

Show Title:

Music Selections:
Top Gun Anthem
Danger Zone
Take My Breath Away
You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling
Top Gun Anthem Reprise

Show Description:
Today the Highland High School Scottie Marching Band will be taking you back to the number one movie blockbuster of 1986, TOP GUN. Music selections are Top Gun Anthem, Danger Zone, Take My Breath Away, You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling, and Top Gun Anthem Reprise. The Highland Band consists of 50 students grades 7 through 10 this year. They would like to thank all the parents for their support and help with this years show. They would also like to thank the cities of Cowiche and Tieton for their continued support.

Clarkston High School
Clarkston School District
Clarkston, Washington
AA Division
Pride of Clarkston Marching Band and Color Guard
11:45 AM

Bill Legg, Band Director

The Pride of Clarkston Marching Band and Color Guard is under the Direction of Bill Legg, assistant director, Nate Barham. Percussion is under the direction of Chase Williams, and Cameron Layes. The Color Guard is instructed by Michele Slaybaugh, and Alaina Swearingen. Matt Hally is the visual performance caption head and Ed King is the high brass caption head. Drum Majors are Michael Dolezal, and Kendra Smith. The 2010 program for Pride of Clarkston Marching Band and Color Guard is Batman!. The musical selections include the main theme of Danny Elfman's score from the original movie Batman, the music from the popular TV series Batman starring Adam West, and Hans Zimmer's Batmobile Chase from the movie Batman Begin's.

The Pride of Clarkston was the 2009 winner of the AA best marching award. Earlier this year the Pride of Clarkston competed at the South Eastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands in Pasco where they won won awards for best percussion AA division, best auxiliary AA division, best general effect AA division, and 2nd place AA division. The pride will conclude this 2010 season in Auburn Washington at the annual Veteran's day parade and field show competition.

West Valley High School (Spokane)
West Valley School District
Spokane, Washington
AA Division
"Eagle" Marching Band
12:00 PM

Jim Loucks, Band Director

The West Valley High School Marching Band is pleased to present its 2010 show, "Cirque du Soleil - Quidam." Music is composed by Benoit Jutras and arranged by Jay Dawson, with percussion by Mark Casey. Musical selections include:

"Ninkou Latora"

Staff Members:

Band Director - Jim Loucks
Marching Instructors - Ashley Bell and Kyle Bosch
Color Guard Instructors - Lorie Alsperger and Cheryl Bosch
Battery Instructor - Krystal McCarthy
Pit Instructor - Monica McMurtery
Instructional Staff: Don Ames, Ron LaPlante, Tamara LaPlante and Tim Stanley

Drill Design - Kyle Bosch
Choreography - Cheryl Bosch

Drum Majors - Beth Anderson and Alex Durgeloh
Woodwind Captains - Jessica Boyer and Joe Heggemeier
Brass Captains - Joey Clinton and Andy Wickwire
Battery Captain - Eric Heale
Pit Captain - Nikki Langford
Color Guard Captain - Brittany Walker

A special "thank you" to our high school and district administration AND to our incredible Band Boosters...
we wouldn't be here today without you!

Naches Valley High School
Naches Valley School District
Naches, Washington
A Division
Ranger Band
1:15 PM

Jeremy Freisz, Band Director

•Percussion coach: Storm Woodyard
•Visual coach: Brian Beck
•Front ensemble coach: Jaime Beckman
Laurie Holty: Colorguard Instructor

Larisa Fossum: Senior Drum Major
Rachael Bradley: Junior Drum Major

Mylisa McGill: Color-guard Captain
Ellye Main: Color-guard Co-Captain
Tyler Mills: Drum Line Captain

Show Title-- New Era Classics
•Hall of the Mountain King Arr. Jay Dawson, Percussion by Chris Crockarell
•Habanera (From Carmen) By Georges Bizet Arr. By Richard Saucedo
•A New World- By Antonin Dvorak Arr. Robert W. Smith and Patrick Roszell

“New Era Classics starts with a jazzy vibe in “Hall of the Mountain King”. The production number of “Habanera” adds a saucy swing and the Caribbean influenced style of “A New World” ends our show in a rousing fashion. We are proud to present this modern presentation of the classics. Drill Design by Jeff Young. Color guard choreography by Daniel Helton.

•2009 Awards: Cavalcade of Bands-3rd place AA division, Harvest Marching Festival-1st place A division, Puget Sound Marching Festival-1st place A division, YVMEA concert band contest-superior rating, Spokane Lilac Parade-Gold Standard Band   

The Naches Band would also like to thank the Naches Community for their continued support throughout the years.

A.C. Davis High School
Yakima School District
Yakima, Washington
Exhibition Division
The Buccaneer Marching Band
1:30 PM

Jon Conrad, Band Director

The recent hit movie has stirred renewed interest in this ground-breaking Broadway Classic. The familiar opening strains of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera contain original drill by Russ Newbury and percussion arrangements by Matt Larsen. The ominous music compliments the curvilinear drill through boisterous dynamic, stylistic, and key changes. Soloists include Adrianna Wieshaar from the color guard section, Patrick Knittle on mellophone, and trumpet duet and solos by Aureliano Rivera and Kyle Bacon.

This marching season debuts under the new direction of Jon Conrad. Conrad previously served on the athletic band staff at Washington State University in Pullman and holds a Master of Arts in Conducting.

Assisting Mr. Conrad are Assistant Directors Erich Mietenkorte, and Tom Noble. Color guard instruction is provided by Michael MacFarlane and Danielle Whitworth. Additional support provided by Angel Saucedo, visuals, and Geoff Smith, percussion.

Musicians of Davis High School routinely receive superior ratings at regional band festivals. Last year, the Buccaneer Marching Band placed third at the Sounds of Thunder competition. In 2010, the Davis music department capped an exciting school year of performances concluding with tours of New York City and Washington D.C. 2010 was especially rewarding for the Davis Percussion Ensemble who was awarded 3rd place at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Festival.

In years past, the Davis Percussion Ensemble has performed twice with the entertaining Blue Man Group. Invitations have been extended by the Blue Man Group to the Davis Percussion Ensemble to serve as an opening act. Every year the ensemble is well represented at the Western International Band Clinic in Tacoma, WA.

The upcoming school year holds in store a rigorous marching season and scheduled performances at Disneyland and California Adventure Park.

Eisenhower High School
Yakima School District
Yakima, Washington
Exhibition Division
Eisenhower Cadet Marching Band
1:45 PM

Dave Walter, Band Director

Band Director – Dave Walter
Color Guard Coach and Instructor – Lindsey Hoisington
Marching and Drill Instructor – Sergio Marquez
Drill Design and Instruction – Brian Bailie
Color Guard Choreography and Instruction – Teena Bailie
Drum Line Instructor – Brian Adams

Drum Majors – Joey Keeton and Alex Gomez-Tyler
Color Guard Captains – Caiti Burke and Melissa Peckman

Guitar Soloist – James Fuller
Trombone Soloist - Keelan Smith
Trumpet Soloists - Chris Nowlin and Sean Dorhman

The Eisenhower Cadet Marching Band and Color Guard’s show this year is Santana, arranged by Jay C. Rees. The show’s musical composition includes, “Black Magic Woman,” “Europa,” “Oye Como Va” and “Evil Ways.”

The Eisenhower instrumental music department has recently traveled to Orlando, Florida. The band has also traveled to England, Italy, New York, British Colombia and California. The music department is currently planning its travels to Paris, France in 2013.

The band and color guard would like to thank all its supporters. Without the help of Ike band parents, this program wouldn’t be as successful. A special thanks to our Principal Stacy Locke, and Vice Principal John Gonzales for their continuous support.

Chiawana High School
Pasco Schol District
Pasco, Washington
AAA-S Division
Riverhawk Marching Band
2:00 PM

Kevin Clayton, Band Director

Chiawana High School is a brand new school in the Pasco School District. This year is exciting for us as we debut our very first Riverhawk Marching Band. Despite being new, the band has already received accolades for it's festival performances. In our very first festival performance, we received 2nd place in our division at the Peninsula Classic Festival. We also received 2nd in our division and 8th overall at the Cavalcade of Bands. We hope you enjoy our high energy show of various music styles from Latin America. Here is "La Noche Caliente"!

University High School
Central Valley School District
Spokane, Washington
AAA-S Division
University High School Marching Band and Fanfare Ensemble
2:15 PM

Mark Tietjen, Band Director

The band is under the direction of:
Mark Tietjen, Director of Bands, Orchestra and Percussion.
Assistant Director and Visual Designer: Bryan Conrad
Marching Instructor and Visual Consultant: Brandon Campbell,Mallory Morgan
Percussion Instructor: Rick Wallace, Nathan Hunt
Front Ensemble Instructor: Andrew Craig, Mallory Morgan
Color Guard Choreographer: Melanie Hoff
Color Guard Instructor: Melanie Hoff

Drum Major: Kaytlin Schmidt

Title: Promethean Sketches


Movement I: Illumination
Movement II: Fascination
Movement III: Invigoration
Movement IV: Devastation
(Adapted from Ka, arr. Jay Dawson)
Show Description:
Promethean Sketches examines the eternal relationship between mankind and fire. The woodwinds and front ensemble provide the initial “sparks” that begin a production that explores fire as a source of bright and full Illumination. The calming warmth of the second movement underscores fire’s role as a constant object of Fascination. Fascination becomes Invigoration as the rhythmic intensity of the third movement drives toward a menacing conclusion that illustrates the horrific Devastation caused by unbridled fire.

Southridge High School
Kennewick School District
Kennewick, Washington
AAA-S Division
The Southridge High School Marching Band and Colorguard
2:30 PM

Phillip Simpson, Band Director

rum Majors: Orma Ravindranath and Elisha Ransom
Colorguard Captain: Courtney May
Colorguard Instructor: Jill Nighbor
Music Writer: Jeff Chambers
Drill Writer: Jeremy Bennett
Band Director: Phillip Simpson

Show Title: "The Lonely Man" featuring music from "Batman," "Spiderman," and "The Incredible Hulk" movies and classic TV shows.

The Southridge High School Marching Band recently earned 2nd place in the AAAA division at the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Parade held in Leavenworth, Washington on September 25, 2010.

Hermiston High School
Hermiston School District
Hermiston, Oregon
AAA-S Division
Hermiston High School Marching Band
2:45 PM

Kim Walker, Band Director

The Hermiston High School Band is proud to present their 2010 competitive show, "Indiana Jones," featuring themes from the films "Raider of the Lost Ark," "The Temple of Doom," and "The Last Crusade".

The Hermiston High School band is under the direction of Kim Walker. Drill Design by Eric Parker. Music arranged by Mendel Lee. Percussion instructors are Mendel Lee and Matt Larsen. Colorguard instructor is Shauna Holwegner. Field Technicians are Steve Anderson and Joe Richardson. Drum Majors are Jorge Pantoja and Mark Barnett. Colorguard captains are Briaunna Brause, Ashlynn Holwegner, and Taylor Miller.

Wenatchee High School
Wenatchee School District
Wenatchee, Washington
AAA-S Division
The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band and Auxiliary
3:15 PM

Jim Kovach, Band Director

School name: Wenatchee High School
Band Name: Golden Apple Marching Band
Director: Jim Kovach
Assistant Director: Tim Zanol
Visual Coordinator: Lisa Zanol
Visual Technician: Erin Luebber
Color Guard Advisor: Minnie Obregon
Color Guard Instructor: Matt Schneider
Brass Technician: Larry Benoit
Woodwind Technician: Beth Jensen
Percussion Technician: Mike Conrad
Drum Majors: Kiersten Bakke & Spencer Lund
Show Title: Desert Winds – Caravans, Marketplace, Arabian Nights
The Golden Apple Band persists to maintain the tradition of excellence in the competitive
marching community and this year is no exception. Join us as we capture the exquisitely
exotic sights and sounds of a caravan as it transverses the desert: the danger, the intrigue,
the oases and mirages. The rhythmic pulse of the marketplace will keep you locked in the
grip of the traders and mystics who ply their trade. As night descends, feints and
fascination abound. Allow yourself to get swept away by the desert winds.

Kamiakin High School
Kennewick School District
Kennewick, Washington
AAA-S Division
Scarlet Tide Marching Band
3:30 PM

Keith Russell, Band Director

The 2010 “Scarlet Tide” Marching Band

Under the field direction of Drum Majors
Meghan Fletcher and Cheyenne Montgomery

This year’s band of 79 members includes:
14 Color Guard, 12 Drum Line, 11 Front Percussion, 18 Woodwinds, 22 Brass, and 2 Drum Majors.

The band is under the direction of:
Jay Colgan, Artistic Director/Percussion Assistant (Drum Line)
Jeff Chambers, Musical Arrangements/Percussion Assistant
James Layman, Drill Design and Visual Consultation
Keith Russell, Producer/Director of Instrumental Music
Amanda Shuster, Percussion Advisor
Peter Chambers, Percussion Assistant
Kristin Phillips, Color Guard Advisor
Jeremy Bennett, Woodwind and Visual Instructor
Esteban Zarate, Visual and Brass Assistant
Anthony Tiburcio, Visual/Woodwind Assistant
Rafferty Scott Berkey, Visual assistant

The 2010 “Scarlet Tide” presents:
A tribute to the

Greek Spartans
At the
Battle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C.

Their Duty, Commitment and Sacrifice in the face of extreme odds, may have been the catalyst that saved the democratic world as we now know it.

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“Stranger, report this word, we pray, to the Spartans, that lying
Here in this spot we remain, faithfully keeping their laws."

* Macauley translation of Herodotus, p220

The “Scarlet Tide” would like to thank the Kamiakin Instrumental Music Boosters, Fans, and School Administration for their support.

A Special thanks to the following organizations for their donations on behalf of our program:
Raines Electric
Grand Electric

Hanford High School
Richland School District
Richland, Washington
AAA-S Division
Falcon Marching Band
3:45 PM

Kevin Swisher, Band Director

Members: 96
Show: With Heart and Voice
Music: With Heart and Voice, A Crescent Still Abides, Concertino for four percussion and Winds all composed by David Gillingham
Wind Arrangers: Terry Lack
Percussion Arrangers: Terry Lack, John Lack, Chris Bowers and Matt Henderson
Drill by John Lack and Stephanie Perger
Choreography by Stephanie Perger, Shaun Seagraves, Kanisha Castillo, Kristin Swisher,
Directors: Kevin Swisher and Chris Newbury
Color Guard: Kristin Swisher, Kanisha Castillo and Shaun Seagraves
Percussion Staff: Chris Newbury and Amanda Shuster
Special Thanks to Russ and Loralee Newbury for their incredible help and support.
Music and Visual Staff: Spencer Blake, Alex Smith, Joey Riordan, Peter Blake, Nick Rice, Thompson Vou, Tyler Treadway, Tyler Zlatich and Andy Smart
Drum Majors: Stephen Grindel and Kyndra Sisayaket
Color Guard Captains: Haley Whiting and Katie McTighe
Awards and Honors: The Hanford High School Instrumental Music Department strives to be well rounded in all areas and offers classes in Marching Band, has 3 Concert Bands, 3 Jazz Ensembles, an Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Class, Drum Class, and a Sound Engineering Class. Recent Marching Awards include:
2nd Place A Division 2009 Bands of America Western Regional – St. George UT         Best Visual Caption A Division 2009 Bands of America Western Regional – St. George UT        1st Place AAA Division, 2nd place Overall 2009 Harvest Festival
2nd Place Overall 2007 Harvest Festival         Best General Effect Overall 2009 Harvest Festival         4th Place Overall 2008 Puget Sound Festival of Bands

Best General Effect AAA-S Division 2008 Cavalcade of Bands        
Best Percussion AA Division 2005 Cavalcade of Bands         
2nd Place AA Division 2005 Cavalcade of Bands

Best General Effect AAA-L Division 2006 Cavalcade of Bands         
Best Brass and Winds AAA-L Division 2006 Cavalcade of Bands         
Best Percussion AAA-L Division 2006 Cavalcade of Bands

1st Place AAA-L Division 2006 Cavalcade of Bands         
Best Percussion AAA-L Division 2007 Cavalcade of Bands         
2nd Place AAA-L Division 2007 Cavalcade of Bands

2nd Place AAA-L Division 2009 Cavalcade of Bands
The 2010 Hanford Marching Band Show consists of three pieces of music that come from the standard concert band and percussion library of David Gillingham, With Heart and Voice, A Crescent Still Abides, and Concertino for Four Percussion and Winds. It represents the development of wind and percussion repertoire mixed with colorful flags and dance. The Hanford High School Instrumental Music Department would like to thank the Richland School Board, and new Superintendant, Jim Busey for their support and inspiration. A huge thanks also goes to the Hanford Administrative Team and the Hanford Music Association for their hours of work and tremendous support.

Mt. Spokane High School
Mead School District
Mead, Washington
AAA-L Division
Mount Spokane High School
4:00 PM

Scott Jones, Band Director

Marching Band Director: James Layman
Visual Design: James Layman
Visual Staff:
James Layman – Caption Head
Ryan Brannan
Nathan Gaulke
Colorguard Advisor: Nancy Butz
Colorguard Choreographers and Instructor: Lisa Meyer
Percussion Staff:
Mr. Bryan Swenland
Cody Castor
Wind Arrangements: Robert Spittal
Percussion Arrangements: Chris Drewry
Drum Majors
Kayla Gray
Alex Hoffmann
Colorguard Captains
Sarah Headley
Samantha Strong

Show Description:
2010 Mt. Spokane Production: The Storm
I. The Arrival
II. A Momentary Calm
III. The Cloudburst
The 2010 Mt. Spokane production “The Storm” will depict the many manifestations of a thunderstorm. Beginning with a gorgeous sunny day, the mood is drastically changed by the arrival of a storm. After the storm’s destructive impact, we experience a momentary calm. A drizzling of rain falls from the sky, as we breathe a sigh of relief from the carnage of the storm. Just when we begin to feel safe and secure, the storm returns more violent and menacing than before. Booming thunder and hard rains force us to feel Mother Nature’s fury and wrath as we experience the cloudburst. Suddenly the havoc ends, revealing a glorious rainbow, teaching us that beyond the devastation there lies true beauty

West Valley High School (Yakima)
West Valley School District
Yakima, Washington
AAA-L Division
Ram Marching Band
4:15 PM

Ron Gerhardstein and Matt Larsen, Band Director

The West Valley High School Ram Marching band is under the co-direction of Ron Gerhardstein and Matt Larsen. The high school instrumental music program includes wind ensemble, concert band, freshman concert band, two jazz ensembles, marching band, pep band, and beginning guitar. Additional staff for the marching band includes Nick Benson – visual design; Dollie Dunstan – color guard instructor; Chris Thomas and Erica Buege – visual instructors; Britt Dahlgrin and Aaron Julyian – percussion instructors; Erik Curley, Brian Beck, Kathy Kim, Maegan Ley, and Madelyn Banahene – brass and woodwinds. The marching band is led on the field by drum majors Max Archer and Linzy Mutch. The marching band’s 2010 field show, It’s About Time, has three movements – Clockworks, Living in the Past, and Running out of Time.   The music is composed by Michael Pote of Center X productions with percussion arranged by Michael McIntosh.

Musical material for the West Valley High School Ram Band’s 2010 field show, It’s About Time, is taken from the Westminster Chimes famous theme. The theme is presented in all three movements, most noticeably in the 1st and 3rd movements. Each of the three movements can be thought of as portraying the differing parts of one’s day: morning, afternoon, and evening. The show builds in intensity from beginning to end finishing with a frantic and dramatic sense of urgency. “You may delay, but time will not” - Benjamin Franklin

West Valley High School instrumental ensembles traditionally earn high ratings at adjudication and competitive festivals in and around the Pacific Northwest. Recent awards for the band program include 5th place overall at the South-Eastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands (2009), and 1st place AAA-large division at the Harvest Marching Festival (2009), Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival main stage performance (2010), and 2nd place AAA-division at the CBC Jazz Unlimited (2010). During spring break of 2011 members of the West Valley band program will travel to Los Angeles. The members of the Ram Marching Band would like to thank our parent boosters, school staff and administration, and our community for their wonderful support of music education in the West Valley Schools.