We had three students perform FABULOUSLY at their auditions, and have now been accepted to the All-Virginia ensembles!
Senior Jacob Reeves is third chair percussion in the entire state. Virginia has 16 districts, and only the top percussionists from each district may audition for a spot. He beat 75 other students at JMU this past Saturday morning.
Sophomore James Adams is the principal percussionist for the second band, ranking 12th in the state.
Sophomore Emma Rood is first chair harp for the second year in a row
The All-Virginia Concert is Saturday, April 9 at GMU. It is free. The groups will be performing:
Symphonic Band – conducted by recently retired Marine Band leader Col. Michael Colburne Sousa -
George Washington Bicentennial March
Mackey - Asphalt Cocktail
Bach, J.S./Nowlin - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
Williams/Lavender - Adventures on Earth
Concert Band - conducted by Gregg Bimm, Marion Catholic High School
Markowski - JoyRide
Reed - Punchinello
della Cese - Inglesina
Arnold - 4 Scottish Dances
Stroope - I Am Not Yours Gianinni Symphony #3 mvt IV
The Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Kathleen Horvath, Case Western Reserve University