Mackinac Island Spring Recital

This week was full of preparation and performance, as the Mackinac Island high school music class performed in their final recital of the school year.

The recital on Wednesday, May 2nd, turned out to be a wonderful performance. Something that I tried differently with them this year was to have them accompany each other instead of playing solos. It was a great experience for all of my students to work with a partner, and each one did an amazing job! We finished off the concert with 2 large ensemble pieces, one of which included the song, Mackinac, by George Fraser. It is a little known piece written for the island back in 1943, and is just a beautiful song.

An excerpt of the MIPS high school music class performing Mackinac:

I couldn’t be more proud of my students this year!

If anyone would like a copy of my arrangment of this song, just send me a message!

More to come later this week on our school’s next upcoming project, the K-12 art show….

2 thoughts on “Mackinac Island Spring Recital

  1. Nancy Cotterill

    Loved the song! We’re coming your way this August with my son and his girlfriend…he’s going to pop the question. So happy to see your posts!

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