The Southern Alamance Marching Band had a very fun and successful band camp along with the start of afternoon rehearsals. I would like to thank all of the parents/boosters with their help ranging from serving food, collecting paperwork, building props, and even instructing guard. I feel that this is going to be a very successful and rewarding season.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Neese on this past weekend's performance with the North Carolina All State Jazz Band. Jeffrey auditioned and received the top scores from across North Carolina. The performance was held at the North Carolina School of Science and Math under the direction of Jim Warrick. You can read more about Jim Warrick here.
Congratulations are deserved to the SAHS Wind Ensemble. The performed for the Central District-West Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) at Asheboro High School on Monday 23, 2015, They were judged by 3 judges who listened to the band's prepared pieces and gave a rating based on the criteria in their scoring rubric. A portion of the MPA performance is a Sight-Reading selection. The director and students are given a piece of music no one has rehearsed before, given 5 minutes to look over the piece without playing, and then perform for a judge. The rating system consists of 5 categories.
The Southern Alamance has received a rating of Superior for the last four years. We are all very proud of them and their accomplishments.
A special thanks to Dr. Adam Kehl (Elon University), Dr. Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant (Duke University),
Mr. Phillip Riggs (NC School of Science and Math), Dave Albert (retired, Leesville Road High School), Phil Homiller (Asheboro High School), Ed Kimbrough (Northern Guilford High School), and Music & Arts for their support preparing the band to be able to perform at the best of their ability. Thank you.
If you are interested in a recording of the performance and the performance at the Pre-MPA concert on March 17, please e-mail Mr. Morgan.
Great job last night at the Pre MPA concert. I was really proud at how the band maintained focus throughout the performance as well as the following rehearsal. Please take the time to look over the notes from all clinicians we have had. These can all be found under the Rehearsal Notes tab. We've been very fortunate to have some very smart and talented clinicians come in to help us sound the best that we can.
MPA is Monday, March 23. That leaves 2.5 rehearsals for us to polish the music and to really make it shine. Come in class tomorrow to be prepared to work. Keep the focus and drive as we so carefully prepare for our adjudication next week.
I am very proud of each and every one of you.
Her assistance, as well as the other clinicians we've had, are making the band sound fantastic. Keep practicing and enjoy the beautiful music that is being made
Dr. Mosenbichler-Bryant's Bio- http://goo.gl/VxlzSF
Congratulations to Jacob Pascual for being selected to be a member of the All-State Honors Band. He auditioned on Timpani this past Saturday and received the highest score statewide. The Honors Band clinic will be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on May 1-3 under the direction of Mrs. Amanda Drinkwater. You can check more out about her at her website http://www.marcusband.com/drinkwaterbio.htm.
Also, Congratulations to Jeffrey Neese as he received top scores this past weekend and has been selected to perform with the All-State Jazz Band April 11-12 at the NC School of Science and Math. Jim Warrick will be the clinician. Check out his information here http://ntjazz.com/festival/ntjazz-festival-2013/warrick