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Wind Ensemble Performs Halloween Concerts

Wind Ensemble Performs Halloween Concerts
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November 2, 2023 — Decked out in a variety of colorful Halloween costumes, members of the Mound Westonka High School Wind Ensemble performed a series of short Halloween concerts on Oct. 31 at Grandview Middle School and at Shirley Hills and Hilltop primary schools. The band also continued their tradition of performing for the residents at Lake Minnetonka Shores in Spring Park.

The ensemble played a variety of spooky soundtracks, and each instrument group also performed a small group selection to provide a demonstration of each instrument. While the annual mini-concerts are fun for all, they also provide a great opportunity to share music with younger students and encourage their participation in band. Each group of musicians was enthusiastically greeted by the younger students.

"One of my favorite parts of the day was when Wind Ensemble played for our fifth-grade beginner band members,” said director Gretchen Chilson, “I reminded them that our high school students used to think ‘Hot Cross Buns’ was difficult, but look at them now! It's such a great lesson in perseverance for our younger students."