22 May 2008
Last night the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra had its last concert for the 2007-2008 season. We had a wonderful year. What this ensemble accomplished in one year is simply amazing. Just a reminder of the highlights: three new compositions added to the saxophone ensemble repertoire--all dedicated to the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra, seven original arrangements-- many are being published. That is a lot of premiers for any professional ensemble to do in one season.
Our CD has been a huge hit. So far we have given out 300 with requests for many more. I will try to get another CD together this summer. Our youtube videos have been viewed by thousands of saxophonists and saxophonists all over the world are aware of the Siskiyou Saxophones.
And let's not forget our trip to China. We were invited and financially supported by our hosts. That happens with professional ensembles.
Four students are graduating and will be missed. Jenifer is moving on to the University of Oregon for a Master's in Inter-Media Music Technology. Erin will be entering the Master of Arts in Teaching program at SOU. Andrew has already been hired by the university--smart decision on our part. Travis will be working in the Grants Pass school district. Congratulations to you all.