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BASIS Prescott Bands Together For Performance

11 April 2016  
The BASIS Prescott Band prior to their National Anthem performance inside Chase Field.

Local Charter School plays National Anthem prior to Dbacks game

Students from BASIS Prescott and other BASIS Schools in Arizona were center stage prior to the game on Saturday night between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The combination band did an outstanding job performing the National Anthem.

Maria Flurry, band director here in Prescott, had the pleasure of leading the entire band. "It was fun to conduct the combined bands. Each director had prepared his band so well that our rehearsal was just like fitting perfectly made puzzle pieces together. I saw the looks on the kids' faces when we started the warm-up because the sound of the combined bands was enormous."

After the performance, to students made their way to their seats, enjoying the ball game , despite the Cubs beating the Dbacks 4-2.

One of the 22 BASIS Prescott Band members, Trombone player Ben said, "It was pretty cool. A lot of fun."

Listed below are upcoming events for the BASIS Prescott Band.

On May 19, at 6pm, there is a Band and Chorus Concert. Suggested donation is $5. Songs included are "Mission Impossible,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland, among others. It also will feature the winners of the school music competition.

A Combined band trip with BASIS Flagstaff Bands, will take place May 21-25. There will be a total of 39 students, grades 6th-12th going, 19 from Prescott. The trip will include a concert and workshop at Disneyland. A workshop at CS Fullerton. Attend the musical, "Newsies", and of course, the beach.

This past year the band has been busy with reverse Trick-r-Treat to the neighborhood across the street. The students played their instruments, instead of receiving candy. Other activities includes school concerts, award ceremonies, and Upper School appeared on “Morning Scramble” with Sandy Moss in March.

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Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.