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Matt Temple, music faculty, and the New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble welcomed Omar Thomas to the Northfield Campus. Thomas is a world-renowned composer, arranger and educator who wrote “Of Our New Day Begun” (performed here) to honor the victims and families of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC in 2015. Student engaged in a five-part lesson, focusing on how they can be positive agents of change, in addition to the preparation of the music. Learn more about the works of Omar Thomas: https://www.omarthomas.com/about.

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