Five Montgomery Catholic sixth grade band students had a unique performance opportunity recently. The Alabama Winds band, consisting of adult members from throughout the state of Alabama, hosted a concert at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama and invited students from around the state to play with them in their Sounds of the Season concert. Joanna Marlow (bass clarinet), Amelia Bair (trumpet), Cooper Beesley (baritone), Keveen Ramirez (trombone), and Ivory Williams (flute) guest-starred in the popular holiday tune “Sleigh Ride” and got to play alongside Montgomery Catholic band teachers Mr. Alex Johnson (trombone), and Mrs. Kristine Johnson (flute).
“It was so fun to see all of the young musicians, especially the MCPS students, join their adult counterparts on stage in one huge group,” said Mr. Johnson. “We hope that this gave them an example of how music can be a truly valuable and enjoyable thing for a lifetime.”
Montgomery Catholic’s award-winning band program begins in fifth grade and continues through high school and includes students of all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.