The director, Mike Fuller, wrote a grant proposal to have an original piece of music written for the 7th grade band. The composer came to MMS last spring and found the students were studying Mayan culture so wrote a 3 part piece.
this is written by my friend Lisa--photo by her too
This is Mile Fuller and he works hard with all the kids in band and jazz band at MMS. He announced that tonight’s Winter Band Concert featured the world premier performance by our 7th Grade Band of the commissioned work Empires in the Sun by Thomas Root. It was amazing and made possible by a music education grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation that he wrote. Thank you Mike and to all the MMS staff for all you do to support our children’s musical endeavors.
and this was from Mr. Fuller: