Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has been considered the pinnacle of Concert performance, and now the Pope High School Wind Symphony students can count themselves among the Carnegie legends. After a successful audition last year, Pope’s Wind Symphony traveled to perform at the famous hall in New York City this spring.
The Wind Symphony performed three selections under the direction of Gary Gribble, Pope director of bands, and Joshua Rudolph, Pope associate director of bands:
- “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty by John Philip Sousa,” arranged by Loras John Schissel
- “Morning Star” by David Maslanka
- “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold, arranged by John Paynter
In addition to performing at Carnegie Hall, the students toured the Natural History Museum, the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and The Museum of Modern Art. They also visited Times Square, Central Park and the Top of the Rock at Rockfeller Center, and watched the Broadway Musical “Carousel.”