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Lakeland Band still making music


Lakeland Band still making music

Lakeland's band hasn't met in person since before Spring Break, but that hasn't stopped them from making music together.

In lieu of a spring concert, Lakeland Professor of Music and Director of Bands Evan Chancellor has students putting together a series of digital performances. We're debuting the first one, a performance of David Holsinger's arrangement for wind band of Philip Bliss' touching hymn "It Is Well With My Soul," today.

Students recorded their parts in their own homes. Some sent back video of their parts, while some shared audio only.

In this recording, you'll see videos from Dani Bossler (flute), Abby Kelly (flute), Jessica Leicht (clarinet) and Chloe Skibinski (percussion), and you'll also hear Talya Dillahunt (oboe), Molly Schwibinger (alto sax), Brandon Farmer (trumpet), Evan Chancellor (horn) and Ryan Hoey (trombone). Some students actually recorded more than one part, so you hear them playing in harmony with themselves.

"As we work out the tech issues, we hope even more will be able to participate in the next project," Chancellor said. "The piece, we thought, was a very appropriate first project given the challenging times we're enduing. We hope our music lifts your spirits."