Hickory Ridge Holiday
Hickory Ridge Holiday was written to honor the wonderful work being done with the band program at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina. Chris White (Hickory Ridge High School Director of Bands) has been with the band program just prior to the schools opening until now. Under his leadership, the band program has truly thrived! As a friend and colleague, I am excited to write Hickory Ridge Holiday for the 2017-18 Hickory Ridge Band program and their director Mr. White. The beginning represents a newness to a program that is about to be established. During the work, I wanted the themes to experience different styles and textures representing the accomplishments and challenges the Hickory Ridge band program has lived. Simply put, this composition is a celebration!
Premiered Monday, March 26th, 2018 by the Hickory Ridge Wind Ensemble
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Commissioned for the Hickory Ridge Wind Ensemble under the Direction of Chris White by the Hickory Ridge Band Boosters (Harrisburg, North Carolina)