A crowd at Saline High School was treated to music from from many eras, played by musicians born in many eras.
The Saline High School Wind Ensemble and the Saline New Horizons Band performed at the Combined Spring Concert in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center Thursday night. They were joined by accomplished musician Ryan King, who performed a mesmerizing solo on clarinet.
The Saline High School Wind Ensemble is directed by teacher Nathaniel Lampman.
The Saline New Horizons band is directed by Richard Schoenfeldt. One day, perhaps, some of high school students who performed in the Wind Ensemble will play with the New Horizons band. It was formed in 2004 by Joe and Mary Labuta. The band is open to all adults, regardless of skill level. The band boasts several skilled musicians. Some members are relearning skills lost over time. Others are new to reading and playing music. The band practices from 7 to 9 p.m., every Tuesday at Liberty School. For more information visit www.NHBSaline.org.
The annual Saline Music Boosters test drive event, sponsored by Briarwood Ford, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, at Harvest Elementary School. Briarwood Ford donates vehicles for people to test drive. Ford Motor Company donates $20 for every test drive, up to $8,000 -- all of which goes to the Saline Music Boosters.