China 2008

In 2008, the MIHS band’s wind and jazz ensembles, along with directors Parker Bixby and David Bentley, spent spring break traveling to China for 10 days of cultural and musical exchange. The trip was an opportunity for students to be directly involved in a completely different culture and its music.

During this remarkable experience, the bands played at the base of the Great Wall of China, played a concert with Chinese students of music and dance, and played a Chines folk tune adapted by renowned trumpet artist Allen Vizzutti.

  • Read a Mercer Island Reporter Article about the trip here.

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