Madison Musicians Earn All-District Honors
Warhawks among the best represented in regional band this month.
Twenty-five musicians from Madison High School were selected for this year's All District Band.
All District Bands honors were awarded to students after a competitive audition.
The Madison students joined others from 14 other Arlington and Fairfax County high schools last weekend for the All District band event in Arlington.
Madison was among those high schools who had the most students selected for the band this year, along with Langley, Herndon and South Lakes, which sent 13 students.
McLean High School was the best represented, with 66 students chosen for the honor.
|John Franklin, Percussion|
|Emily Handy, Eb Clarinet|
|Joshua Hassell, Bb Clarinet|
|Gwen Jeong, Bassoon|
|Max Levowitz, Trumpet|
|Mike Niebergall, Tuba|
|Timothy Sheridan, Alto Saxophone|
|Daniel Smisko, Bass Clarinet|
|Olivia Staton, Flute|
|Mitchell Troy, Tenor Saxophone|
|Dianna Chen, French Horn|
|Alaia Christensen, Trumpet|
|Matt Cohen, Trumpet|
|Mac Freeman, French Horn|
|John Hoffman, Trumpet|
|Matthew Holdaway, Alto Saxophone|
|Steve Kim, Bb Clarinet|
|Ian Moore, Tenor Trombone|
|Pedro Quintero, Bass Clarinet|
|Sam Revaz, Percussion|
|Minji Ryuh, Flute|
|Daniel Schwartz, Bb Clarinet|
|Shyan Sobhani, Bassoon|
|Brock Taylor, Bari Saxophone|
Jeremy Weinstock, Trumpet
The Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Kenneth Thompson, Assistant Dean in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green University, presented a program including The Liberty Bell (Sousa) and Scenes from “The Louvre” (Dello Joio).
The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Richard Floyd, the Texas State Director of Music, presented a program including A Bernstein Trilogy (Bernstein) and a new composition by John Mackey titled Sheltering Sky.
Some of the students selected will go on to audition for the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA)'s All-State band. Auditions are held Feb. 23 at James Madison University.
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Patch Editor Karen Goff contributed to this story.