Although the district’s instrumental students may be missing out on in-person concerts and performances, they have not stopped practicing and working together to create music. Blue Mountain Middle School Band Director Katherine Filatov has worked with her 7th and 8th grade band students to keep their musical education moving forward and to record some of their planned spring performances virtually.
The 8th Grade Band performed "Last Ride of the Pony Express" ad the 7th Grade Band performed “This Land."
For both videos, students recorded their individual parts, and then Filatov edited everything together into a cohesive performance.
The performances demonstrate the students' hard work and "how music can still bring people together," said Filatov.
Watch and listen to both virtual performances here: