Bellingham Students to First to Perform Piece by Composer Boysen, Jr. June 6th
“Ad Lib” Commissioned in Memory of BMS Student Ian Shumaker
Bellingham Public Schools invite all to join them for a Bellingham Public Schools band concert performed by students in grades 5-8. The free event, open to the public, to be held at the Bellingham High School auditorium on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7 p.m., will also be a world premiere of “Ad Lib,” by composer Dr. Andrew Boysen, Jr., which was commissioned in honor of Ian Shumaker, a BMS student who passed away. That piece will be performed by Bellingham music students in grades 6-12.
A special thank you goes to the Bellingham Educational Foundation, Bellingham Memorial School PTO, Bellingham Friends of Music, BHS National Honor Society and Vic Firth Percussion Company for their donation to this project.
The concert will also feature performances by the BMS 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band and BHS 8th Grade Band.