So after listening to the band recording Lux Aurumque and Blue Shades for five hours, I might as well write about these two pieces.
Lux Aurumque is a piece by Eric Whitacre which is originally a choral piece. It used no percussion but was beautiful and very flowing. The band sounded excellent playing this piece and it went by quickly. T
he next piece however was really fast and difficult to get perfect. Blue Shades written by Frank Ticheli sounded so fun to play. Parts of the piece sounded like James bond music and other parts were extremely jazzy. There is a really neat clarinet solo in this piece which took like an hour to record, but I enjoyed listening to it. All in all, I think the band has a really good cd coming their way and they deserve it because that was hard work.