The South Sound Symphonic Band plays a wide variety of music including traditional band literature, marches, ballads, overtures, medleys, holiday music and more! Our next performance is right around the corner.
St. Francis – David Maslanka
You did a heck of a job! This was real bravery on your part to step into this unknown territory, and to ask your players to come along. Everybody gave everything and the music came fully to life. You can always worry about details, things that were never clean, or didn’t happen in performance, but what came out of your band was the music in its full power. For which I say bravo and a profound thank you. Please share my thoughts with your players. You have an exceptional band and I hope that you will look at other of my pieces.
The Eighth Candle – Steve Reisteter
Hi! A friend told me about your YouTube video of “The Eighth Candle.”
First off, thanks for programming it. Secondly, my thanks go out to you and the South Sound Symphonic Band for performing it so well. You were in no hurry to get through the “prayer” part like so many other groups are. I really enjoyed hearing your performance and I’m going to check out your other selections on YouTube.
I saw that you performed the piece on December 5. What’s funny is that I performed it the next day. One of the groups that I perform with is the Allentown (PA) Band. It’s the country’s oldest community concert band (est. 1828) and it’s the group that premiered “The Eighth Candle.” The guy who the piece is dedicated to, Ronny Demkee, conducted it that day. I played clarinet.
Anyway, thanks again for a delightful listening experience and take care!