Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Artist of the Week: The Eighth Candle

Jacob by Teckelcar
Jacob, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's artist is Jacob and his high school"s band.

Last week was their winter concert and amongst the various holiday songs was "The Eighth Candle." This not the first time I have seen it in the program, but it was the first time the band was deemed to be ready to preform. I like that the director chooses a range of songs, from relatively easy to those that require the students to stretch. This  year the band was up to the task.

Clocking in at just under eight minutes, the song is a long and difficult piece. The performance wasn't perfect, but the kids did a solid job. The level of play is ever so much higher than middle school and as a result the concerts are a treat to attend.

Hopefully the video will finish being processed and y'all will be able to enjoy The Eighth Candle.

Hooray, it's ready! Enjoy. 

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