The GHS band is preparing for their Spring Pops Concert on May 12th. They will be playing pieces from March’s concert along with some new pieces.
The Georgetown Middle High School band hasn’t had a spring concert since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The band has done a great job adjusting back to this typical schedule so it feels like a normal band year as we head into the spring. I am very confident in the band and it’s my job to put them in the best position to perform up to their full potential,” said Mr Blackman.
The band adapted very well this year with all the different regulations and rules.
“The biggest challenge of the year has been the unknown in terms of student absences during COVID,” said Mr. Blackman. “We don’t have understudies or bench players, so if someone’s out, we have to pivot quickly and someone has to step up. The show must go on!”
This year they’ve learned a lot of pieces between the winter concert, pops concert, and spring concert. Of these pieces, “The Cave You Fear” is Mr. Blackman’s particular favorite.
“The seniors played [“The Cave You Fear”] back in 8th grade for our Six Flags competition. The band took home 1st place that year so it’s really great to revisit the piece and prepare to perform it again,” said Mr. Blackman.
It’s been three years since there’s been a band concert and there’s a lot to look forward to.
“People can look forward to a wide variety of musical genres, various performing groups, and just an overall enjoyable night of live music! If you’ve never been to a concert at GMHS, now is the time to come out and support our talented student musicians,” Mr. Blackman said.