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Live music returns with a wonderful outdoor concert

For the first time since December 2019, Independence students performed before a live audience. The event was an outdoor concert held on Wednesday, June 2, on the school campus. Even though the students didn't have many opportunities to practice together ahead of the event, the concert came together seamlessly under the leadership of Mr. Dan Kitching, Director of Bands, and Dr. Tae Sakamoto, Director of Choirs. The concert featured performances by four ensembles - Stage Band 101, Stage Band, Chamber Choir, and Gold Band. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the audience was limited to the families of the performers. 

Congratulations to the 8th-grade recipients of Band Awards:

Achievement in Instrumental Music - Kirsten Wenger
Outstanding Musician - Hannah Wang
Woody Herman Jazz Award - Lorenzo Santos
Patrick S. Gilmore Award - Adrianne Hu
John Philip Sousa Director’s Award - Brandon Liu

Outdoor concert
choral performers
band & director