The 2023 Tipton Music Department Parade of Bands is Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM in the Tipton Middle School gymnasium. This year’s theme is “Musicals” and our guest artist, courtesy of Cedar Lodge #11, is Dr. Maria Hagan, and she will perform between the 5th, 6th, 7th/8th, and high school bands’ concert sets. Dr. Hagan is the music director at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and teaches voice at Cornell College and Kirkwood Community College, plus she sings in Vocal Artists of Iowa. Dusty Johnson directs the middle school bands and Andy Owen the high school bands. THS choir director Julie Thomas is accompanying Maria Hagan.
The audience is sure to enjoy the music this year, with selections from the following musicals: “The Threepenny Opera,” “Girl Crazy,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Theme from New York, New York,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Frozen,” “Les Miserables,” “The Addams Family,” “Carousel,” “Waitress,” “The Sound of Music,” “Six”, “Lightning Thief,” and “Into the Woods.” The finale for this concert is “My Shot” from “Hamilton” featuring senior THS Nathan Dinges on vocals.
Admission is free. The concert will also be live streamed at www.youtube.com/c/tiptonmusic