The LMHS Marching Band announced the 2016 show production at our Membership Meeting April, 26. The concept for the new show titled, the caged bird sings… , draws inspiration from poet Maya Angelou’s 1969 autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. The production features music from American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) with our wind arrangements once again created by Matt Harloff. Barber’s first Symphony, op. 9, also known as his “Symphony in One Movement”, was premiered in Rome in 1936 then had its American premiere by the Cleveland Orchestra in January 1937. The New York Philharmonic the performed the work at Carnegie Hall in March followed by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival. Some of Barber’s other popular works include; Adagio for Strings, Medea (Ballet), School for Scandal, and Prayers of Kierkegaard.
We look forward to a very exciting marching season and can’t wait to get started on the production!