Rangely band and choir concerts a success

Special to the Herald Times
RANGELY | Monday, May 14 the Rangely Junior and Senior High School bands and choir treated the community to a fun, beautiful concert in the auditorium. Under the direction of Carol Morton, the music kept the audience on the edge of their seats, wanting more after each song.
The young and talented sixth grade band started the evening with four songs, ending in the Raiders March reminding the audience of Indiana Jones and his cracking whip. The high school band was next on stage, performing two songs, the first song being worthy of any voyager on the ocean: Sea Glass.
Entering the stage after the high school band was the high school choir, wowing the audience with its chorus. One of its four songs, Brave, rang confidently through the auditorium, lifting the hearts of anyone hearing. The choir ended its performance with a beautiful rendition of He Never Failed Me Yet.
Following the choir, the seventh and eighth grade bands performed two songs, leaving many in attendance in awe of their performance of Black Forest Overture. The high school band joined the seventh/eighth graders to perform an exciting IronHeart.
Carol Morton was able to bring in guest muscian Matthew Hudgens of Grand Junction. Hudgens is a traveling oboe player who was recently accepted into The Juilliard School, one of the most prestigious music schools in America. Hudgens gave a brief demonstration with both a modern oboe and a classical oboe. After his demonstration, Hudgens and a few community members joined the combined bands in a wonderful version of Celtic Ritual, ending the evening on a fantastic note.