Hilt to create new wind orchestra

By Jamie Kim A curriculum change in the Music Department has dismantled the Concert Orchestra to create two separate Wind and String Ensembles. Music directors Mark Hilt and Shawn Costantino said they made the change to balance sections within the Concert Orchestra. Costantino will teach the Wind Ensemble and Hilt will teach the String Ensemble. “[This] […]

Sophomore to perform in Rose Parade

By Sammy Roth Mariana Bagneris ’11 will play the electric violin atop one of the floats in the nationally-televised Rose Parade on Jan. 1. Bagneris will be joined on her float by two other string musicians and longtime Sesame Street cast member Bob McGrath. Bagneris did not know what exactly the float will be, but […]

Guest speaker talks to instrumental music classes

By Cathi Choi Professional clarinetist Bil Jackson visited orchestras and ensembles Oct. 24. Music teacher Shawn Costantino, who organized the visit, said Jackson is one of the top three clarinet players in the country. Jackson conducted master classes for Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band. Jackson is a classical clarinetist, and gave […]