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Spring View students to play in band festival

Event concludes with Oct. 23 Mondavi Center Concert Event concludes with Oct. 23 Mondavi Center concert
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Seven students from Spring View Middle School have been selected to perform in this month’s Causeway Youth Band Festival, sponsored jointly by the music departments of UC Davis and Sacramento State. The event brings together top students from 47 area schools to perform in two festival bands — one of seventh- to ninth-graders and one of high school sophomores to seniors. Spring View Middle School students invited to participate are Angela Reed (bari sax), Hannah Hall (clarinet), Robert Goodwin (euphonium), Daniel Izarraras (string bass), Alexander Gloudeman (trombone), Kaitlin Adam (trombone), and Kelly Carroll (trumpet). The students will participate in a series of intensive rehearsals beginning Oct. 16 and culminating in a 7 p.m. concert on Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Also performing will be the UC Davis Concert Band and the Sacramento State Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The conclusion of the concert will feature all 350 performers combining to perform Samuel Hazo’s “Novo Lenio.” The bands will be led by UC Davis Concert Band Director Pete Nowlen, Sacramento State Director of Bands Robert Halseth, and by featured composer conductor Samuel Hazo. Hazo is an internationally recognized composer, having written for university and public school ensembles, television, radio, and the stage. His music is included in the series “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.” He has been a music teacher at every educational grade level from kindergarten through college, including tenure “Teacher of Distinction” by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Teachers’ Excellence Foundation. Hazo’s own compositions will be featured at this Causeway Youth Band Festival, and he will conduct key rehearsals and performances of each age level. Tickets, at $6 student and $12 adult, are available at the Mondavi Center Box Office and at www.mondaviarts.org. ~ Staff report