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Performing Arts Showcase

Packer Arts Presents a Springtime Winds Concert

Packer's Arts Department presented "A Springtime Concert" featuring the Jazz Band, Brass Choir, Jazz Combo, Lab Band, and Wind Symphony Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the Pratt Theater. The performance included a diverse selection of songs from composers including Charles Mingus, Erik Morales, Freddie Mercury, and Packer's own Paul Riggio. 

Concert Program

Jazz Combo

  • "Fables of Faubus" by Charles Mingus

Packer Jazz Band

  • "Lester Leaps In" by Lester Young, arranged by Mark Taylor
  • "At Last" by Harry Warren, arranged by Paul Riggio
  • "Feelin' the Funk" by Erik Morales

Lab Band

  • "Boogie Stop Shuffle" by Charles Mingus
  • "Big Bertha" by Duke Pearson, arranged by Jeremy Udden

Wind Symphony

  • "An American Portrait" by James Swearingen

Winds Choir

  • "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by M. Sweeney
  • "Promenade"
  • "Hut of Yoga"
  • "Great Gate of Kiev"

Brass Choir

  • "Song Without Words: Terranuovo (Per la Nonna)" by Paul Riggio

Winds Choir

  • "Tango Maria" by Francisco Tarrega, arranged by D. Marlatt

Brass Choir

  • "Fanfare and Invocation" by Paul Riggio

Winds Choir

  • "In C" by Terry Riley

Wind Symphony

  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury, arranged by John Berry