It was a first! The District 153 bands gave world premiere performances of two pieces written by area composer Heather Hoefle during the bands’ concert May 3 at James Hart School. “Squirrel Monkeys” and “Middle Schooled” were the two new pieces written by Hoefle, a band director for the district’s 5th and 6th grade bands.
The fifth grade band gave it's first in-person performance during the District 153 bands concert May 3. (Provided photo)
“Both were audience favorites by students and parents alike,” said Matthew Johnson, Hart School band director. In . . .