WATCH: Satellite High Wind Ensemble Virtual Rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ is Well, Amazing!
By Steve Wilson // April 22, 2020
COOL IDEA! brainchild of Patrick Phillips, Director of Instrumental Music at Satellite High School
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The incredible rendition of “Amazing Grace,” performed by the Satellite High School Band – specifically the Satellite Wind Ensemble – is well, amazing! The idea for this special project was the brainchild of the Director of Instrumental Music at Satellite High School, Patrick Phillips.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The above incredible rendition of “Amazing Grace,” performed by the Satellite High School Band – specifically the Satellite Wind Ensemble – is well, amazing!
The Satellite Wind Ensemble is the school’s top-tier band, which is comprised mostly of upperclassmen.
The idea for this special project was the brainchild of the Director of Instrumental Music at Satellite High School, Patrick Phillips.
Phillips had seen similar projects online and thought, “why not us?”
According to Phillips, the technical challenges proved to be a hurdle as he spent several weeks preparing for the project.
The final version has 32 video tracks and approximately 40 audio tracks. The students had to submit multiple drafts to Phillips. It was imperative that everything was in-synch.
From start to finish, the project took about three weeks.
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The students were given the assignment at the beginning of April, with the final draft due in two weeks. It then took Phillips approximately 12 hours of editing to put it all together.
Phillips could not say enough good things about the students.
“I had no problems getting multiple prompt submissions,” said Phillips.
“The students approached this project with the same type of professionalism and skill that makes Satellite High’s music program stand out.”
This virtual performance of Amazing Grace by the Satellite Wind Ensemble is very touching and everyone associated with this project should be extremely proud.
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