BFHS Bands Winter Concert to be aired live on KVT Radio

Band director Jessica Hanna will conduct the Bonners Ferry High School Concert and Jazz bands Monday evening in their first (and hopefully last) virtual concert, to be aired live on KVT Radio.

The Bonners Ferry High School Bands will present this year’s Winter Concert to a empty auditorium, in a virtual presentation to be broadcast live on KVT Radio from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 14.

“It’s going the be a first for the high school bands and for KVT Radio,” publisher Mike Weland said. “It will be the first virtual concert for the band, and the first live remote we’ve done at KVT. My fingers are crossed!”

It’s going to be an amazing show, opening with the Jazz Band performing “Proud Mary” featuring soloists Regina Claphan and Bianca Dally, followed by “Jazzin’ Merry Gentlemen,” “Jingle Bell Boogie,” and “Megalovania,” with soloist Jacob Bremer.

The BFHS Concert Band will then perform “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “Glen Crossing” and “A Christmas Tale,” narrated by Bonners Ferry Police Officer Dale Anderson.

Conducted by band director Jessica Hanna, the musicians who’ll be performing are Jeremy Dinning, Isabella Jones, Tamera McGraw and Shawn Stevens on flute, Kerrie Whitener on flute and tenor saxophone, Greta Callison, Avalena Martin, Troy Randall and Amanda Koehn on clarinet and Jacob Bremer, Bianca Dally, Abigail Hodges and Anita Ortiz Perez on alto sax. Zap Andrejczak plays tenor sax and electric guitar, Avery Whitener baritone saxophone, Regina Claphan and William Hollabaugh trumpets, Brandon Dean, Evelynn Chaney and Aiden Cuthbertson on trombone, Porter Ogden on bass, Lucas Schultz on trombone and tuba and Emily Brightstar, William Chaney, Xavier Naranjo and Jenny Owens on percussion.

For the concert program, click here.

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“It’s going to be a learning experience and I’m keeping my fingers crossed everything goes to plan,” Weland said. “I also plan to record the concert to post as a podcast on I got some new equipment in for the concert, and I just pray it all goes as it should!”