| April 1, 2013

            Symphonic Band students from District 212 will have the unparalleled experience of performing at the Chicago Symphony Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the historic Symphony Center, 222 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.  This is an exceptional opportunity for Leyden students as they will be performing in the home of the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Admission to the concert is $10 per person.

This performance is a celebration of the long and proud tradition of music education at Leyden, says Bryan Miller, Music Department Chair.  It also is an affirmation of the music department’s lab school relationship with Elmhurst College.  As a result of that partnership, the college extended an invitation to Leyden band students to join them in this concert and preparation for the event has been extensive.

The concert will include selections that represent 300 years of music literature – from an orchestral transcription from the Marriage of Figaro to music published in 2011.

In addition, Miller says “select Leyden high schools’ band alumni who have continued in a life of music beyond, and because of Leyden, will join our current students in this performance.  We might also have alumni representing each decade beginning with the 50s up to 2000.”

Miller adds that “at least one legacy director will be joining us for this performance – Mr. Hiorns, who taught band at Leyden for 29 years.”

This type of production is costly, and Miller is gratefully accepting donations to help defray the cost of putting the performance together.  If you are interested in making a donation and purchasing tickets, please do so via www.leydenband.org.  To connect with music department alumni, please visit www.leydenband.org.  For general information, please go to www.leyden212.org.

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