Groton Hill Wind Ensemble – Spring Jubilee

with Honors Invitational Participants

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 7:00pm

The Concert Hall at Groton Hill


Groton Hill Wind Ensemble

Frederick Harris Jr., conductor

Suite “Six Dances from The Danserye
Tylman Susato (1510-1570),  arr. Iveson

I. La Mourisque
VI. Pavane Bataille

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble Brass, directed by Don Robinson

Trumpet: Elena Almeida, Erich Dickau, Ethan Hobbs, Nate Stoupis, Thomas Reynolds, Annastasia LeLacheur, Casey Griffin, Oscar Lewis
French Horn: Alex DeGrass, Ella Von Kohorn, John McLellan, Nathaneal Chao, Victoria Paradise, Michael Weinstein
Trombone: Henry Boltz, Finn Hanger, Lena Pierson, Galen Schad, Tom O’Halloran, Kyle Pinto

Michael Hennigan (1936-1993)

Scarborough Fair
Traditional, arr. Reichenbach

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble Trombone Quintet, coached by Don Robinson

Henry Boltz, Finn Hanger, Lena Pierson, Galen Schad, Tom O’Halloran

Yorkshire Ballad
James Barnes (b. 1949)

Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Colin Miranda, solo piano

Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14
Dmitri Shostakovich

Transcribed for wind ensemble by H. Robert Reynolds

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006), arr. Paynter

I. Prelude
II. Siciliano
III. Rondo

Fantasy on “Yankee Doodle”
Mark Williams (1955-2008)

With additions composed by Shimon Gambourg especially for this performance

Members of the Ensembles

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble
Director: Dr. Frederick Harris Jr.

Brienna Duteau
Anne Longtin

Sophia Caputo
Brienna Duteau
Bella Hu+
Anne Longtin

Elise Kennedy+
Anthony Umbro

English Horn
Anthony Umbro

Cooper Scott
Francesca Panunto^

Nolan Caputo+
Grayson Chen
Gabriel McCauley
Colin Miranda
Benjamin Ranalli+
Ryan Xia
Nalani Fujiwara^

Bass Clarinet
Sofia Doucette+
Qenan Francois
Alex Legrain

Contrabass Clarinet
Qenan Francois

Alto Saxophone
Izzy Skulte
Allison Earle
Sharon Phipps*

Tenor Saxophone
Adam Manni

Baritone Saxophone
Maddie King
Tyler Zhang

Alex DeGrass
Ella Von Kohorn
John McLellan^
Michael Weinstein^

Elena Almeida
Erich Dickau
Ethan Hobbs
Nate Stoupis+
Thomas Reynolds^

Henry Boltz
Finn Hanger
Lena Pierson
Galen Schad+
Tom O’Halloran^

Ryan Bailey
Diego Mojica

Donald Robinson*
Joe Wright^

Andrew Gauvin
Katherine Hurd
Thaman Surya+
Jon Schmidt^
Cesar Garde^

*GHWE faculty coach

^Current or retired music educator

+Graduating senior

2024 Honors Invitational Participants

Jerry Guo
Shalini Kirubakara
Albert Liu
Laura Messinese
JJ Shim
Keya Upadhyay

Alyssa Caturegli

Joshua Burrell
Anthony Saliba
Tristan Thomas

Mina Owen

Alto Saxophone
Oliver Dewey
Aleczander Fulciniti
Eden McClain
Akshatram Shankar

Tenor Saxophone
Adithya Sharma
Surabhi Sinha

Baritone Saxophone
Daniel Jiang
Teigin McLaughlin

Daniel Alley
Casey Griffin
Annastasia LeLacheur
Oscar Lewis
Keira Murray

French Horn
Nathanael Chao
Victoria Paradise

Kyle Pinto

Jamison DiSalvo

William Towne

Mary Durnan

About the Ensemble Directors

Dr. Frederick Harris Jr. (Groton Hill Wind Ensemble) has been highly active with public school students and music educators throughout his career, leading seminars, guest conducting, and coordinating enrichment events. He is the author of Conducting with Feeling, and Seeking the Infinite: The Musical Life of Stanisław Skrowaczewski. He currently serves as Music Director of the MIT Wind Ensemble and MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, and as MIT’s Jazz Performance Studies Coordinator. He and the MIT Wind Ensemble have been featured on NPR, PBS, and in two New England Emmy-winning documentaries. Fred has commissioned and premiered over 120 works by composers such as Don Byron, Chick Corea, John Harbison, Jamshied Sharifi, and Miguel Zenón. His ensembles have collaborated with leading artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Anat Cohen, Jacob Collier, Sean Jones, Guillermo Klein, and Luciana Souza. He has also performed as a jazz drummer with Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, and the Boston Pops.


Special Thanks to: Lauren Panfili, Pete Robbins, Lisa Fiorentino, Don Robinson, Sharon Phipps, John McLellan, Tom O’Halloran, Thomas Reynolds, Jon Schmidt, Cesar Garde, Nalani Fujiwara, Joe Wright, Michael Weinstein, MIT equipment loans, Gabrielle Delgado, Eric Berthiaume, Rob DiMartino, Jackson Hudgins, and Chelsea Titchenell.

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble students are from the following schools:
N. Middlesex High School (MA), Nashua High School North (NH), Hollis-Brookline High School (NH), Wachusett Regional High School (MA), Westford Academy (MA), the Bromfield School (MA), Concord-Carlisle High School (MA), Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (MA), RJ Grey Middle School (MA), Groton-Dunstable High School (MA), the Groton School (MA), Blanchard Middle School (MA), Salem High School (MA), The Fenn School (MA), Fitchburg High School (MA) and Abbott Elementary School (MA).

2024 Honors Invitational Participants are from the following schools:
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (MA), Burlington High School (MA), Chelmsford High School (MA), Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (MA), Hale Middle School (MA), Hawthorne Brook Middle School (MA), Newburyport High School (MA), Pinkerton Academy (NH), Salem High School (MA), and Westborough High School (MA).

Learn more about our Regional Ensemble Program  and audition requirements.