The MFHS Band Concerto Competition took place on Friday, April 19.  A concerto is typically a piece of music that features a soloist accompanied by an ensemble.  The band program concerto competition is an opportunity for all interested band students to prepare an audition with the possibility of performing the winning piece with the MFHS Wind Symphony at the final concert of the year.

This year’s concerto winner is Amy B, an MFHS junior clarinet player.  Amy is principal clarinet of the MFHS Wind Symphony, and also a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Senior Symphony and the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin.  Amy is the first woodwind player to win the contest – every year until now it has been won by a brass player or pianist.  Amy will be performing the third movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the MFHS Wind Symphony at our concert on Wednesday, May 29.