Big Sky Serenade
Big Sky Serenade Is a work for string orchestra that was commissioned by the Winfield Kansas High School Orchestra. This piece was written for the commemoration of the 130th anniversary the orchestra’s existence. The Winfield Orchestra is the oldest high school orchestra program in the United States of America. This piece was commissioned by Roberta (Robbie) Banks who is the director of orchestras at Winfield High School. The piece captures the open sky beauty of the Kansas plains as well as the beauty of the Walnut River. Each section has an opportunity to play the main themes as well as interesting rhythmical figures. This grade 4 work is an exciting piece for all sections.