Kris Johnson, of Royal Oak, is one of 25 to receive the fellowship, which includes a $25,000 cash award.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The following information was submitted by Merri Lee Jones. The Troy High School Band Boosters are pleased to announce that the Bands’ Jazz Artist-in-Residence, Kris Johnson, is a 2012 Kresge Fellowship winner. Johnson, a trumpeter, composer, arranger and Royal Oak native, has been working with Jazz Bands students for the last three years as an in-class instructor and conductor. The Jazz Ensemble debuted Johnson’s jazz and orchestra piece, Odd Expression, in 2009. Johnson is one of 24 Detroit-area literary and performing artists chosen by the Kresge Foundation in recognition of his “creative vision and commitment to excellence.” According to its website, the fellowships promote “(t)he Kresge Foundation’s desire to advance the artistic …
The band will stop by Troy High School this evening as part of its spring tour.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Troy High School’s bands will play host to one of the nation’s premiere music ensembles as Western Michigan University’s Symphonic Band comes to town on its annual Spring Tour. The WMU Band performs extensively throughout the United States and in countries as far reaching as Australia and China. The performance is tonight at 7 p.m. at Troy High School; it is free and open to the public. "This is a unique opportunity for our community to see such a talented group of musicians on our stage. It is an honor to be able to perform with them as well,” said Troy High Band Director Brian Nutting. The Troy High School Symphonic Band will also perform with Western’s band this evening. The THS Symphonic Band was recently awarded “superior” ratings at…