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Troy Colt Symphonic Band

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Symphonic Band

       The Symphonic Band is comprised of students in grades 9 - 12.  It is a balanced instrumental ensemble consisting of 70-80 members.  Because this ensemble performs an advanced repertoire, students usually take private music lessons.  The Symphonic and Concert Band make up the award-winning THS Marching Band during the first ten weeks of the school year.  Performances include a Winter Collage Concert, Festival Concert, MSBOA District and State Band Festivals, All-City Concert, Spring Concert, Spring Trip and other performances at community and school functions.

       The Symphonic band has earned recognition as "best in class" on state and national levels including music festivals in Boston (MA), Chattanooga (TN), Chicago (IL), Detroit (MI), Gatlinburg (TN), Orlando (FL), San Antonio (TX) and London, England.  The Band has been fortunate to perform on some of the nation's greatest stages including the Max M. Fisher Music Center, the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts and Atlanta's Woodruff Center.   The Troy Symphonic Band performed as a featured ensemble in the 2003 Western Michigan University Spring Conference and the 2004 Carnegie Hall Recital Series (under the baton of composer, James Barnes).  In 2009, the band commissioned Mr. Barnes to write Symphonic Essay, to be released by Alfred Publishing in 2012.  The Troy Symphonic Band was selected to perform at the 2007 and 2011 Michigan Music Conferences.  One of the greatest privileges band members have experienced is the opportunity to play under the baton of Maestro Leonard Slatkin through the "One for the Community" partnership between Entertainment publications and the DSO.

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