Classical Magnet Students Participate in the John Philip Sousa National Honors Band Festival

Classical Magnet Students Participate in the John Philip Sousa National Honors Band Festival

                Back Row left to right: Zachary Sayah, Loren Milledge, Benjamin Harlee, John Boysen
                Front Row: Taylor Lemus, Noelle Child, Molly Forrester, Tracie Kunzika and Rachel Knauerhase
 
10 Middle and High School students from Classical participated in the John Philip Sousa National Honors Band Festival, New England Region this month on April 24,25 and 26 in Gorham, Maine.
 
The festival is open to the most outstanding woodwind, brass and percussion players from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont in grades 7-12.  Over 1,200 schools in this six-state region were mailed invitations to recommend students for this special event, and approximately 150 students were selected from among the many applications received.  This is the fifth time this festival has been organized.  A concert was given at the conclusion of the festival on April 21st at 3PM in the McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School.  There were two honor bands: One group was an honors Symphonic Band, consisting primarily of students from Grades 9 through 12.  The second group was an honors Junior Concert Band, consisting of students from Grades 7 and 8.

Leave a Reply