On March 29th, the Middle School Bands performed a concert in the Acheson Theater on the Birmingham campus. The concert was the first of its type for Roeper; a “clinic concert” in which an outside expert came to listen and give helpful advice to to students.
Performing at the concert were the 6th Grade Concert Band, the 7/8 Grades Jazz Band and the 7/8 Grades Concert Band. All three bands performed very well and received great tips, tricks and a good many laughs from our guest clinician, Damien Crutcher.
Damien is the former Director of Bands at Southfield Lathrup HS and is currently the head of the “Crescendo Detroit” program, which provides instrumental music instruction in downtown Detroit. We were delighted to have Damien come and impart his 20+ years worth of experienced wisdom to our students.