Barrington Bolts Band Concert Premiere of Affirmation by Randall Standridge

Barrington Bolts Band Concert Premiere of Affirmation by Randall Standridge

The Barrington Middle School Band is a comprehensive band which includes three grade levels of concert bands, a Jazz Band, percussion ensemble, and parent booster organization. Currently, this band program provides wind band music to 195 students 6th-8th grade. 

Mr. Rosa has served as the Director of Bands at Barrington Middle School since 2016, where his bands have regularly received Superior ratings. His students are also heavily involved in FBA Solo and Ensemble Festival, having nearly 100 solo entries alone at the 2019 District event. While at Barrington, the program has grown and now includes a large jazz band. Mr. Rosa’s efforts at Barrington led to him receiving the Tom Bishop Award at the 2020 FMEA Conference for increasing the enrollment in the band program.

In 2019, a commission piece was born out of the idea of celebrating the growth of the band's membership and achieving musical goals set by Barrington Bolts Band.  It was a gift back to the band students that has thrived by the support of the school administration (Principal Amy Rappleyea) and the Lithia/Riverview community.  In 2020, when the original date of the premiere was to be performed as the world experience COVID-19 it put a stop to many things including this concert premiere.

“Affirmation- (Peace, Love, and Music)” by Randall Standridge was commissioned with the idea to set music to a book or musical not yet written.  The setting of the piece is on the wonderful, sometimes neglected, positive experiences of the middle school adolescent teen. This piece portrays the fun, endless energy, and the lost memories of the joy in middle school life. 

The Barrington Bolts Band concert premiere of Affirmation-Peace, Love, and Music) by Randall Standridge is Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Riverview High School Auditorium.  Seating will be limited by pre-sold tickets.  The performance will be broadcasted through Zoom.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 8, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Barrington Bolts Band Concert Premiere of Affirmation by Randall Standridge
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