Concert Band

About the Program

The Concert Band is a Spring Semester offered course that allows students to continue their knowledge of concert repertoire and performance skills from Middle and Elementary School. Through fundamental skill development, basic Music Theory, and ensemble development, an impressive concert ensemble is built that plays classic wind band literature as well as newer works and popular arrangements to give the students a highly diverse experience in music. The ensemble performs at our Spring Concert every year with our Symphonic Orchestra and Choir programs as well as TJ's Graduation at the end of the school year. The ensemble also performs at the Frederick County Public Schools Adjudication Festival every year and has been invited to perform many times at the Maryland State Adjudication Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. The Concert Band is under the direction of Mr. Nicholas Gasemy.

In the Fall, the Marching Band turns into the Concert Band at the end of the regular competitive Marching Season and perform on the Winter Concert with the String Orchestra and Choir. 

Accomplishments and Performances

  • Spring Concert Repertoire
    • Seventeen Come Sunday by Ralph Vaughn Williams arr. Ed Huckeby
    • Sòlas Ané by Samuel R. Hazo
    • Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson

  • Participated in the "You're Instrumental" Clinic and Workshop in Walt Disney World

  • Received a rating of "Superior" at the Frederick County Public Schools Adjudication Festival
  • Received a rating of "Good" at the Maryland State Adjudication Festival
  • Spring Concert Repertoire
    • Bonnie Annie Laurie March by John Philip Sousa
    • O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, arr. H. Robert Reynolds
    • Urban Dances by Erik Morales
    • Country Gardens by Percy Aldridge Grainger
    • Symphonic Suite from Star Trek arr. Jay Bocook

  • Fall Concert Repertoire
    • Exaltation by James Swearingen
    • Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre
    • Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance