BRAWLEY – The BUHS Concert Band held its final performance for the year Tuesday night outside the band and wrestling room at Brawley Union High School for parents and friends alike.
According to BUHS band director Amy Daily the concert was a culmination of all the hard work that the 80 students invested in the band throughout the year.
To begin the concert, the Wildcat Drum Line performed their exhibition routine for the audience showing their growth through the year.
After their performance, the concert band played. The band played five songs from marching to program music that told a story for the audience through the song choices, showing the level of difficulty they had achieved.
Not only was this the last performance of the school year, it was the swan song for the 14 seniors in the band, many who have been members all four years of high school.
“I’m kind of sad because I’m leaving it all,” said Enrique Molina, trumpet player and winner of the Outstanding Soloist Award at the Coronado Jazzfest, “but it’s the start of a new beginning because I’ll continue to play in college.”
“It’s been an amazing experience being here all four years,” said Eden Padilla, the orchestra bells and chimes player, “I almost broke down before I got here.”
“We did not have as long to prepare, like we did for the concert in April, so everyone had to work real hard for this,” said Daily, “They really rose to the occasion.”