The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Brunelle performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The Symphonic Band will perform several numbers, followed by the full combined band, which includes members of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band.
A reception in Lange’s honor will follow at the nearby Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Lange is retiring at the end of this school year after many years at the helm of the award-winning DHS band program.
The concert and reception are offered free of charge and the public is invited to enjoy the music of the bands and to say thank you to Lange for his many contributions to music education in Davis.
Lange’s final concert at Davis High School, “Jazz On A Summer’s Eve,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday June 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall. The performance will include an original piece of music commissioned by the DHS Band Boosters for this occasion by composer/arranger Eric Richards of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music.
Richards will perform with the Jazz Band, with Lange at the podium.