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Band welcomes holiday season

Crashing symbols and sounding trumpets flooded Ground Zero at the annual fall band concert on the night of November 21.

Family and friends were amazed by the skill and hard work put into the preparations of the concert. The elementary, junior high and both high school bands were involved in this special event, and put on an excellent show.

“I really enjoyed the jazz band because it brought back good memories of my seventh grade year in band at Tenaya Middle School,” Jenny Ficklin, ? 04 said. “They put on an exciting performance and their hard work was definitely demonstrated.”

After the class of 2002 graduated last June, some major shoes had to be filled by this year’s musicians. Some students, such as David Pohl, were required to learn a new instrument in order to give more balance to the group.

“At first I felt that learning the trumpet would cause me to forget how to play my old instrument, the trombone, but I am still able to play both,” David Pohl, ’03 said. I was getting tired of the old instrument, so the trumpet has brought a lot of excitement for me in band this year.”

Music has been a major aspect of David’s life for many years. The involvement in the Fresno Christian band has been passed down for several generations.

“The kids really adapted well to the new instruments they were required to master and positions they had to fill,” Cheryl Pohl, David’s mother, said. “Their hard work and dedication was definitely shown through this outstanding fall performance.”

These concerts are a time of enjoyment for many parents and an opportunity to hear the music their children have dedicated so much time to over the past few months. Preparing for this concert required much tedious work and allowed positive bonding time for band members.

“I love the closeness of the band this year,” Alyssa Muzny, ? 05, said. “We work together as one huge family, and I am really excited to see how far we will go this year.”

Some upcoming events include the Christmas Concert and Clovis Christmas Parade.

The band members are really looking forward to these seasonal performances and hope to arouse the excitement of the Christmas season in their audience.

“The fall concert was very successful and I hope for the same results at our upcoming Christmas events,” Paul McEntee, music teacher, said. “I always enjoy our Christmas performances because they provide a wonderful opportunity to share the story of the birth of Jesus.”

Every year the band is able to successfully minister to their audiences through their devotion to music and the message of Christ that portray.

There is an upcoming concert on December 16 at 7:00 PM that will feature the high school and junior high bands along with the high school choir at Community Bible Church on Maple and Nees.” “” “” “” “” “

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