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Saturday, November 19, 2005
The Music School and a (Crescent) Super Band

My wife went tonight on a VIP tour of The Music School (formerly the Crescent School of Music) in American Fork, newly located on State Street above Gandolfo's, where a gym used to be. Reportedly, it's a fine new facility, and tonight's event was a classy affair.

She brought home a compact disc by the Crescent Super Band, a sort of all-star band comprised of top high school musicians from around the state. There's some excellent big-band music, and tenor saxophonist Curtis Woodbury does some particularly noteworthy solo work.

The band is in at least its fifth year. I realize it's not just an American Fork institution. In fact, the school has at least one facility in the Salt Lake Valley, too; maybe that's the band's home. In any case, does the band ever play in American Fork? I don't know everything that happens locally in the arts, but it may mean something that I've never heard of it before. If it doesn't already play in American Fork at least once or twice a year, perhaps we could change that.

Here's some relatively recent press coverage of the Crescent Super Band in the Salt Lake Tribune.

On a distantly related note, I blogged some months ago about a documentary film entitled, New York Doll. For what it's worth, it apparently is now playing at Thanksgiving Point.

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