Congratulations to Students in All District Band

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Middle School band students and Ms. Best went to auditions for All District Band.
We had 13 students selected, which added to our 3 Upper School students selected, makes a total of 16 for 2013.

Amanda Lin, flute
Rebecca Holden, flute
Cecilia DeMoss, flute
Jenna Flohr, oboe
Yasmine Henneke, bass clarinet
Will Boggio, tenor saxophone
Ford Wright, trumpet
Ira Soltis, trumpet
Cole Boggio, trumpet
Thomas Smith, trombone
August Mills, baritone
Lee Jackson, snare percussion
Michael Meeks, mallet/keyboard percussion
These 13 students and Ms. Best will to participate in the All District Band clinic and concert on Feb 15-16 in Scotland County.

Our Upper School All District members:
Celina Lin, flute
Chase Weaver, tenor saxophone
Katherine Drew Marapese, French horn.

Selection into All District Band is exceedingly competitive and difficult to attain. We compete against public and private school band programs at these events.

To put into perspective, here are totals from All District Band 2013 (Upper and Middle School) from some other NCAIS schools:
Cary Academy- 2
Forsyth Country Day- 4
Ravenscroft- 5
Cape Fear Academy- 16

In addition, the very highest scoring students selected into All District Band advance to the super competitive NC All State Band auditions on March 9. CFA students qualifying for All State are:
Celina Lin, flute
Rebecca Holden, flute
Amanda Lin, flute
Jenna Flohr, oboe
Yasmine Henneke, bass clarinet
Thomas Smith, trombone