Inspirational World Premiere at Bristol Eastern H.S.

July 25, 2016

“On Monday, May 23rd, the Bristol Eastern Band did something that not a lot of high schools EVER do. They performed world premieres of brand new pieces of music. Last summer, music teacher Amy Dauphanais won an international conducting competition and had the opportunity to go to Italy. While there, she asked not one, but two composers to write brand new pieces of music especially for BEHS! They both agreed, and BEHS performed the world premieres of those pieces at their May concert.

One piece was for the senior band students and the other was for flute choir. In addition, BEHS is part of a consortium (group) commission along with 49 other schools, colleges, and universities across the nation for the commission of a piece of music for the large band ensemble. The idea for the commission came from Dr. Matthew Smith from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the piece was written to honor 5 fallen men in the line of duty http://newschannel9.com/news/local/song-composed-for-the-fallen-five-debuts. Dr. Smith came to Connecticut to conduct the piece in the concert. This specific performance was the U.S. Northeast Premiere of this piece. Following the concert, all three Bristol Eastern Band new pieces will be available for purchase, noting that they were commissioned by Bristol Eastern.”

Taken from the Bristol Public Schools Spotlight on Education

Way to go Bristol Eastern Band, music teacher Amy Dauphanais, and special guests Bristol Eastern Chorus under the Direction of Michael Coderre  for a moving performance conducted by Dr. Matthew Smith and for performing two world premieres of brand new pieces of music. May 2016 bring the Bristol Eastern band even more opportunities. Congratulations Bristol Eastern!

For More Information

Bristol Eastern’s PABC Bristol Eastern’s Website Fox 61 interview with Music Teacher to discuss her experience in Italy

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Mon 19th

February Paradise Escape Camp

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stafford Elementary School

Creative Arts Camp, February @ the NECM

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Tue 20th

Morning Jolt - Presented by PYVOT & the Central CT Chamber of Commerce

February 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

February Paradise Escape Camp

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stafford Elementary School
Wed 21st

Book Bites: The Underground Railroad

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 22nd

February Social: Tea for You on 2/22!

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 23rd

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Salsa Vs Bachata Social

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 2:00 am
T Salon Cafe House
Sat 24th

Salsa Vs Bachata Social

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 2:00 am
T Salon Cafe House

8th Annual Maple Sugaring & Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Sun 25th

Support Pushups For Patriots

February 24 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 am
Bristol Central High School

Sunday Movie: Goodbye Christopher Robin

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
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