Pelahatchie Band Rises to the Top


Pictured above is the band’s Superior trophy for sight reading.

Sydni Goldman, Staff Writer

The Pelahatchie High School Band has been extremely busy this spring preparing for concerts and festivals.

The band’s first festival was March 22 at Ridgeland High School. The band performed three songs: “La Pequena Marcha Espanola” (Little Spanish March) by Fred Oldencott, “Poem Romantic No. 1” by Richard L. Saucedo, and “Mystic Legend” by Anne Mcginty.

The band received a 2 in concert and a 1 in sight reading.

“I would prefer to get a 1 in sight reading because that’s the more important thing. It shows that the band is disciplined and can read music,” stated Helen Rettger, the band director.

The band is now preparing for their spring concert. The band will be performing their festival pieces as well as, “Mallot Mambo” by Robert W. Smith, “Space Journey” by Brad Ciechomski, “La Jour de Vivre” (The Joy of Living) by Andy Isca, “Bullet Train” by Darryl Johnson ll, and “The New World Symphony” by Antonin Dvorak.

The Pelahatchie High School Band would like to invite anyone who would like to attend the spring concert to join them at the Pelahatchie High School auditorium May 5 at 1 p.m.