Over 300 students in the Madisonville band program from the junior high to the high school level came together on Thursday for the 2018 edition of their Spring Blast concert in the main gym.
“Our program has pushed for excellence and our students responded with a great effort,” said Madisonville Band Director Stephanie Schmidt following the joint performance. “We worked on the concert music for two months so we could properly showcase the talent of each group.”
The separate groups performed 13 songs for the crowd before a brief intermission. The crowd heard from the high school jazz band, the junior high symphonic band, the junior high wind ensemble and the junior high sixth grade band. After the break, it was time to hear from the marching band, the entire high school band and a grand finale that included everybody in the program.
“All of the directors were extremely proud of Spring Blast this year,” said Schmidt. “We felt like this was our best one yet and can’t wait to do another next spring.”
The seventh and eighth graders are set to perform again at Schlitterbahn on May 19. The banquet for the high school band will be held on May 21, one week before the state ensemble contest in Austin on May 28.
The high school band also plans to march at Disney World on June 4 and has nearly raised enough money to do so. The band would like to thank the community for all of their support throughout this endeavor.