A Jolly Good Band!

Conductor: Stephen Razo

April 26, 2018

Moreno Valley Conference Center

For this performance, we are musically into all things British! Our program of British-inspired wind music will transport us to those hills, gardens, villages, and pubs that inspired the music we have programmed for you. Our performance will also feature Tress Maksimuk, Great Highland Bagpiper featured on the STARZ TV series, “Outlander.”


Along with Tress, we will feature on Scottish Snare Drum, Ed Best. Ed has held many band and solo Scottish snare drum titles in all grades including North American Champion, East Coast Champion Supreme, Ontario Champion Supreme, West Coast Champion of Champions, and Canadian Champion. Ed has competed in, and placed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in many grades up to and including Grade I. Ed is active as an adjudicator at Highland Games throughout the United States. Blimey! We are in for a Gobsmacky evening!

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Tress Maksimuk

Tress Maksimuk, also known as the Dark Isle Piper, is a musician, composer, professional performer, recording studio artist and instructor of the Great Highland Bagpipes.

Tress was trained on the bagpipes in Redlands by the late Kevin Blandford, who founded the R.P. Blandford & Son Pipe Band, and her mentor and friend Madelyn Blandford…. taught her how to sew her own kilt which you will see tonight.

She has become well known for her role as the bagpiper for the Starz television series Outlander. Her talents have been utilized by the Disney Interactive Studios working projects alongside legendary composer Richard Sherman.

While visiting Scotland on the Isle of Lewis, at the Callanish Stones, BBC Scotland Channel 3 Hebrides Island newscasters filmed her as she played the Bagpipes through the Stones.

According to Tress...“I am in LOVE with the Bagpipes! They bring me home to Scotland. The first time I heard a Pipe Band play it went straight to my heart and moved and inspired me to play. My hope is to ALWAYS bring the listener to Scotland and inspire others to embrace their Celtic Roots.”

Sponsored by Ruthann Jones

Vanity Fair

Perry Fletcher
Pictures from the British Isles
Charlie Hill
William Byrd Suite

iv Jhon Come Kisse Me Now

vi Wolsey's Wilde

Gordon Jacob
Sponsored by Jessica & Jonathan Predetto

A Longford Legend

  Robert Sheldon


Sponsored by Ray Martinez

Along an English Countryside

Richard Saucedo
Sponsored by Dale Moore

Children's March

Percy Grainger

Guest Artist - Tress Maksimuk, Dark Isle Piper

Along with Scottish Snare Drummer - Ed Best

Highland Cathderal

Tress and Ed

Scottish Folk Song Suite

Tress with wind symphony

arr. William J. Hunter
Solo Medley


Battle of Sterling Bridge

Scottish Snare Drum Solo

Glagsow Police Pipers

Blessing and Honor

Tress with wind symphony

arr. William J. Hunter
Scotland the Brave

Tress with wind symphony

arr. Bruce Smith