Groton Hill Wind Ensemble – Winter Concert: Flourishing Winds

with special guest: Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 7:00pm

The Concert Hall at Groton Hill


Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band

Kimberly LaPointe, conductor

March to Castle Rock
Steve Hodges (b. 1951)

David R. Holsinger (b. 1945)

Rob Grice (b. 1964)

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble &

Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band

Salvation is Created
Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944), arr. Michael Brown

Frederick Harris Jr., conductor

Jungle Dance
Brian Balmages (b. 1975)

Kimberly LaPointe, conductor

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble

Frederick Harris Jr., conductor

Flourish for Wind Band
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Moehlmann

March of the Belgian Paratroopers
Pierre Leemans (1897-1980), arr. Wiley

Variations on a Korean Folk Song
John Barnes Chance (1932-1972)

Trio for Flutes
Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977)

I. Prélude
II. Scherzo
III. Rêverie
IV. Dance

Groton Hill Wind Ensemble Flute Trio: Brienna Duteau, Bella Hu, Anne Longtin

First Suite in E-flat Major
Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ed. Matthews

I. Chaconne
II. Intermezzo
III. March

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
Corinne White

Elise Kennedy
Anthony Umbro

Debbie Chen^

Graysen Chen+
Alex Legrain
Gabriel McCauley
Colin Miranda
Benjamin Ranalli+
Ryan Xia+
Brandon Chan^
Nalani Fujiwara^
Rachel Hertz^

Bass Clarinet
Sofia Doucette+
Qenan Francois+

Contrabass Clarinet
Qenan Francois

Alto Saxophone
Izzy Skulte
Allison Earle
Sharon Phipps*

Tenor Saxophone
Adam Manni+

Baritone Saxophone
Maddie King
Brian Xiao#

Alex DeGrass+
Ella Von Kohorn
John McLellan^
Virginia Bailey^
Michael Weinstein^
Meghan Ferris^

Elena Almeida
Ethan Hobbs
Nate Stoupis
Thomas Reynolds^
Jake Kinney#
Alejandro Gonzalez-Ayala#

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

Ryan Bailey
Ethan Kuang
Diego Mojica

Ryan Bailey+
Donald Robinson*
Joe Wright^

String Bass
Chazz Rogers^

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

^Current or retired music educator
*Groton Hill Wind Ensemble faculty coach
#MIT student or alumni
+Groton Hill Wind Ensemble student assisting Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band.

Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band
Director: Kimberly LaPointe

Jordyn Faro
Sophia Bunting
Brook Pagington
Ellayna LaPointe
Abby Fitzpatrick
Lillian Gates
Olivia Stott
Emily Anderson-Serene

Tristan Thomas
Logan Andre
Matilda Barrett
Layla Carpenter
Olivia Burrows
Reed Pingsterhaus
Gracelynn Kenyon
Kaylyn Bonner
Beau Howson
Anthony Carvalho

Bass Clarinet
Jonathan Borko

Alto Saxophone
Oliver Dewey
Tommy Gallant
Connor Bohm
Zoe Palmer

Tenor Saxophone
Bella Shepherd

Keira Murray
Dawn King
Leeann Congdon
Isabelle Hackett
Lilly Vincent
Paul Hamilton
Evin Nickerson
Nick Seney
Cody Francis
Dylan Holmes

French Horn
Kodi Wallace

Trezdyn Gravell
Wesley Thomas
Olivia Jones
Annika Marean
Emma Woodbury

Dakota Marshall

Clara Bowen
Gabriella Hubbard

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.

Kimberly LaPointe (Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band) has been the band director at Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College and a Master of Music Education from UMASS Amherst. Under her direction, her bands have earned Silver and Gold ratings at the MICCA Festival and have performed in the Gold Medal Showcase concerts at Mechanics Hall (Worcester) and Symphony Hall (Boston). Her bands have also performed in Mystic (CT), Newport (RI), and Hershey (PA). In the summer, Ms. LaPointe performs with the Winchendon Winds as principal clarinetist.


Special thanks to Lauren Panfili, Pete Robbins, Lisa Fiorentino, Don Robinson, Sharon Phipps, John McLellan, Tom O’Halloran, Thomas Reynolds, Jon Schmidt, Cesar Garde, Kimberly LaPointe, the Hawthorne Brook Middle School Concert Band, music educator supporting members, MIT students and equipment loans, Gabrielle Delgado, 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).

Learn more about our Regional Ensemble Program  and audition requirements.

SPRING CONCERT: Sunday, May 19
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