One of the pieces the 7th grade band will be playing this term is "Overture Espanol" by John Higgins. This work contains a number of Spanish chords, instruments, and styles in a modern overture style for middle school concert band. As a way to introduce yourself to the style of the piece, watch a performance by the Banda Sinfonica de Miguelturra from Miguelturra, Spain. What Spanish-influenced sounds do you hear?
Ms. Maher teaches 7th and 8th grade music at Drexler Middle & Intermediate School in the Western Dubuque Community School District.
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