Baker High School
On April 10th, just after their award winning Spring Tour to Dallas, TX, The Baker High School Symphonic band held its annual Spring Concert. The ensemble included 45 of the high school’s top musicians who have earned top awards throughout the year. The concert included selections from previous festival performances and two additional pieces. Conducted by Mr. William Earvin, our director and Mr. Odion Mowoe, our student teacher from Southern University, the band displayed its “superior” musicianship right here in the City of Baker at the Municipal Center Auditorium. This marked the first time “Regenesis”, a new work commissioned by the Baker Band Program, was played in our city and for our home audience. The night concluded with awards and recognition for students and parents that participated in the “Symphony of Soul”, Symphonic Band, and Buff Band Parents Association this academic year.
Next up for the High School Program:
LMEA State Festival @ Baton Rouge Magnet High School, April 27th @ 1:30PM
Spring Band Camp/Student Leader Auditions, May 2nd -9th, 2:45-5:00PM
Graduation, May 11th, Family Worship Center @6:00 PM
The Baker High School Symphonic Band
Odion Mowoe conducting "As Winds Dance" by Samuel R. Hazo
Mr. Earvin with "Bandsman of the Year" Michael Johnson
Robert Harrison showing off with the "Gold and Gold/1st Place" Awards from the National Festival in Dallas, TX
Baker Middle School
April 12th was a Fine Arts “Spring Revue” at Baker Middle School. Hosted at Bakerfield Elementary, the entire department showcased their student artists through instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and visual arts. The program displayed the talents of approximately 60 of our students at Baker Middle. The choir made its 2nd appearance of the semester. Led by director Mrs. Tamesha Earvin, the students performed patriotic melodies as well as a selection from the well-known musical “The Sound of Music”. They concluded with a piece that involved the audience as the sounds of rain entered the auditorium. The choir was followed by the Jazzette Dancers under the direction of Ms. Monique Epps. The young ladies showed their versatility by performing an interpretive dance and stand routines with the Pep Band. Mr. Tory Williams led the BMS Concert Band and Pep Band. These talented students performed very well as they displayed their talents through concert and popular literature. This truly represents their “Excellent” rating earned earlier in the semester! Ms. Donna Barrere displayed her students’ visual artwork throughout the auditorium, adding a “Spring Flare” to the event, allowing audience members to view artwork while enjoying refreshments before and after the concert. Way to go “Creative Buffs”!!!