Hesperia High School's Instrumental Music Department presented its annual Spring Concert last Thursday night in the HHS gymnasium.

Under the direction of director Shane K. Sherrodd, the Scorpion musicians performed a total of 16 numbers.

The String Orchestra kicked off the event with "Divertimento No. 13, mvmt. III" followed by "Deep River," "Aces' Basses" and "The Barber of Seville."

Next up was the Symphonic Band, which performed "Majestia" and the late Henry Mancini's "Mancini Magic."

The Wind Ensemble began its portion with the prelude to act 1 of "La Traviata." The ensemble also played "Pageant" and selections from "The Phantom of the Opera."

Following an intermission, the Scorpion drumline took over with an intense "Volcana Martim Vaz," which featured costumes and and a volcano prop.

Pageantry performed Regina Spektor's "On The Radio."

Last up was the jazz ensemble which wowed the crowd with a wide selection of jazz favorites. Beginning with Tower of Power's "What is Hip?", the musicians then performed John Klenner's "Just Friends," Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin," the classic "In The Mood," and David Benoit's "Café Rio."

Mr. Sherrodd is assisted by drumline instructor David Ingram and Mallory Sappington-Wood, who teaches pageantry.
For more information on the school's Instrumental Music Department, log onto blackgoldregiment.org.