Cougar musicians ready for first performance

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Band

By Megan Lay
Cougar News Blog

Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. Cactus Canyon will be having a music concert. The music concert takes place at Apache Junction High School. Many musicians are excited as this will be the first concert of the year.
After weeks of practice, band director Aimee Vining is looking forward to the performance.
“The band has spent weeks practicing,” said Ms. Vining said. “ This is going to be an awesome concert.”
Many songs will be showcased in the concert, some of which are rings of “Saturn,” “Aztec Sunrise,” “Two Scottish Dances,” and “Into the Sun.”
It takes a lot of work to put together a concert.
“It is hard work to practice and get the music just right,” said Ms. Vining. “ Playing in a ensemble isn’t easy, and it takes a lot of effort and skill but, the Cougar band always gets it down.”
Students learn a lot from playing music in front of people.
“Playing for a real audience motivates the musicians to practice hard, and to really focus when they are performing,” said Ms. Vining. “Some might get nervous, but once they are on stage they are comfortable. We’ve practiced the songs a ton of times, so they aren’t afraid to mess up.”
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