Genoa, AR – Genoa Central Band presented their Spring Concert this evening in the Genoa Central Gym. The kids recorder groups played songs from “Mary had a little lamb” to “When the Saints Go Marching In”. The advanced band played “El Capitan” while the beginner band played “Conquest”. Several other songs were presented by each group and the combined groups.
William’s Brass presented “And The Walls Came tumbling Down”, and finally a combined band played “Year of The Dragon”. The Genoa band was also honored with guest Dr. George English who presented a bagpipe presentation.
In all, twenty songs were presented for enjoyment of the community. Family and friends were in attendance from around Genoa and surrounding areas.
On a special note, the Four States News would like to congratulate Band Director Joe DuPas on his pending retirement. Mr. DuPas served as director of the band this evening for what will likely be his last time at Genoa. Much to the disappointment of the community, students, and parents, Mr. DuPas has decided to retire at the end of this school year. Mr. DuPas started the band program at Genoa in 2006, and has served as band director since that time. The lives changed and enhanced through the music that he has brought over the years to Genoa can never be repaid or fully measured. Thank you Mr. DuPas.
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