Kurt Eckhardt

We were attracted to “Black Widow” by the great music of Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, and how effectively Jair Klarfeld arranged these classics for marching band. Our visual staff were intrigued and inspired by the music and thematic possibilities. We also chose “Black Widow” because of the challenge it presented to our kids, who were highly motivated to elevate their competitiveness. Students, staff, parents, judges and audiences all loved our show! From the unique, stylishly creepy beginning to the energetic ending and reprise of the opener, it was perhaps the best show we have ever done.

We also appreciated the personal attention and support that Mr. Klarfeld provided before, during and after the season. In short, choosing a Jair Klarfeld show was a totally positive experience for the Newtown High School Marching Band.

Kurt Eckhardt, Director of Bands
Newtown HS, Newtown, CT