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On Thursday March 30th, The St Pius Symphonic band performed the World Premiere of a commissioned work by 90's rock icon and film music composer Page Hamilton. Known mainly for his amazing work as the leader of the hard rock band Helmet, Page Hamilton was the guest Artist-in-Residence the week of March 30th. Mr Hamilton conducted a guitar masterclass (sponsored by ESP Guitars) for the St Pius guitar students, gave a music business lecture, and attended band rehearsals and the premiere of his work at the Band Spring Concert.
On the concert Mr Hamilton sat in with the Jazz Band on Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time!"
News Article on Drumline w/Helmet
St Pius X Band commissioning new music work from famed guitarist/composer Page Hamilton.
The St Pius X Band will have the incredible opportunity to learn and premiere a new commissioned work written by Page Hamilton. The piece has already been written. It will be rehearsed over the winter, then premiered by the St Pius X Symphonic Band in March 2017. The band is making plans to have the composer attend the premiere, give a special guitar masterclass lesson for St Pius guitar students, and a lead a music discussion for all students. For more info on Page Hamilton, visit http://pagehamiltonmusic.com/