Glacier Peak High School Jazz Band 1 & 2 @ The Thumb

Saturday May 19th, 2012

It was 6:30 P.M. Saturday night. The TNT Crew was prepped. The stage was set.  From out of somewhere,
a teen-aged driver in a pick up packed with music stands and a tuba pulled into the driveway. Rabble rousing juvenile delinquent? No! Musician! Moments later, dapper and dazzlingly dressed musical members of Glacier Peak High School Jazz Bands 1 & 2 descended upon the Thumb. They were soon followed by parents, supporters and music appreciators – most of whom had never before set foot in “our cozy home for the performing arts”. The honored guests were greeted by “welcome waggin’ “, Arlo Puppy.  At 7:30 the lights went down and Wow! Pow! And Holy Cow! These kids can really play! Jazz Band 2 under the direction of Greg Metcalf was plenty impressive and Jazz Band 1 under the direction of Mr. Tadd Morris was nothing short of excellent – tight, tuneful and down right exciting. These polished, award-winning ensembles presented a delightfully cool and eclectic mix of familiar and “out there” musical selections with fine solo performances popping up throughout – a wonderful evening of music by talented, well rehearsed young musicians. Though the house was not quite full it was an enthusiastic crowd who offered many kind words and generous donations.  After the final downbeat, everyone pitched in, packed up and  were on their way in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all with special thanks to Mr. Tadd Morris for putting together this wonderful presentation – yet another milestone for Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater.

Thanks also to the TNT Crew: Shagay Holland, Garth Williams and Cyndi Soup