WHS Band Performs 360-Degree Concert

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Sabrina Abesamis

Sabrina Abesamis, Opinion Editor

The Mighty Wolverine Sound played its last concert of the year on Thursday night. Performing its annual Surround Sound 3.0 Concert at the WHS auditorium, the band ended the school year on a high note.

“This is our last show,” said senior Ryan Dargan, “so it’s a pretty big deal.”

Throughout the performance, members played in different areas of the theater, from center stage, to the back of the auditorium and even up high in the mezzanine.

“The main premise is that you’re getting sound from 360-degrees,” said junior Joey Hempfling. “You get to experience a bunch of different ensembles rather than your traditional band concert.”

The spring concert was also a final performance for the seniors in the band, making the night bittersweet.

“For us it’s our last one and we get to see all our old friends here,” said senior Jenny Bermudez.

In contrast to the leaving seniors, the concert also featured performances from the young members of the Wellington Landings Middle School Band.

“It’s interesting because you work with the rising kids who are going to be the next ‘you’ when you leave,” said junior Giovanni Rodriguez.

The concert featured a variety of songs, ranging from classical (“Orpheus Overture”) to movie favorites (Harry Potter’s “Hedwig’s Theme”) to modern hits (Michael Buble’s “Just Haven’t Met You Yet”), all culminating to create a truly unique 360-degree experience. Many of them were even arranged by the band members themselves.

“It’s difficult but it is a lot of fun,” said Tommy Davis, junior, of arranging music for the concert. “It brings us together.”

Fortunately for those who missed the night’s performance, the WHS Jazz Band will be performing again at the Wellington Amphitheater on Monday, May 13th at 7 pm for its Under the Stars Concert.