Shawnee Mission West Wind Ensemble students performed a virtual grand finale for the 2019-2020 school year. You may see and listen to the video here. This group of musicians had been invited to perform at the Kauffman Center in March.
Dr. Bill Thomas, SM West band director and Performing Arts coordinator, sent the students a recording of the piece and they played along while listening to achieve the musical timing. The piece is “The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson who was a famed staff composer for the Boston Pops Orchestra in the 1950's through the 1970's.