Dr. Frederick and Mr. Childress have made collaborative efforts over the last three years, enriching the band program at Chilhowie High School. This past fall marked the second year that Emory & Henry College partnered with the high school band for the Apple Festival Band Competition, which is coordinated by Mr. Childress and the Chilhowie High School Band Boosters. The team have worked diligently to grow the festival, and creating a partnership with Emory & Henry College has afforded them the ability to reach a wider range of participants.
At the concert, both bands performed individually before joining together at the end to perform as one ensemble. Together they performed “Filum Vitae,” by Kenley Kristofferson, and “Runaway Circus Train,” by Erik Morales. The Chilhowie High School Wind Ensemble also had the honor of performing a world premiere work entitled “Air for Erin” arranged by Craig Levesque. Dr. Frederick was the featured trumpet soloist on the piece. The premiere was recorded and will be featured on the publisher's website.
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