In yet another grand and special moment in the band program's brief history, the Claudia Taylor Johnson Wind Ensemble participated in the National Youth Concert at Carnegie Hall, held March 14, 2016 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium.
The performance featured these pieces:
Galop, by Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Hunsberger)
The Hounds of Spring, by Alfred Reed
An American Elegy, by Frank Ticheli
Summer Dances, by Brian Balmages
Lincolnshire Posy II. Harkstow Grange, by Percy Grainger
The Sinfonians, by Clifton Williams
Conductors were Jarrett Lipman, Alan Sharps, Jordan Stern, and Gino Cipriani. Trumpeter Richard Gonzalez, director of bands at Driscoll Middle School in San Antonio, served as guest artist for the performance, which was part of the band's spring break trip to New York City and Washington, D.C.
The National Youth Concert series, in its 12th year, is a collaboration between Director's Choice and Performing Arts Consultants designed to provide young performers an opportunity to perform in the premier performance call in the United States, and one of the world's finest performance venues.