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Band members show excellent musicianship
Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Apr 12 - 07:33

Senior Zain Al-Turk performed at Florida Gulf Coast University on Monday April 1 for the Florida Bandmasters' Solo/Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.

Zain's judge praised her hard work and musicality; she received an "excellent" rating for her efforts. Zain is the first-chair flute and piccolo in the John Carroll High School Concert Band.

Sophomore John-Paul Fox also performed at Florida Gulf Coast on April 1. John-Paul was awarded an "excellent" for his timpani solo. Judges mentioned his fine rhythmic sense and the wonderful sound he coaxed out of the big drums. John-Paul is first-chair percussionist in the John Carroll High School band and is a member of the drum line. John-Paul is also a member of the Treasure Coast Symphony Orchestra.

Sophomore Noah Graben performed on March 26 for the Florida Bandmasters' Solo/Ensemble Music Performance Assessment, where he earned a "superior" rating for the second year in a row at the prestigious event. Noah was also selected to perform with the Frost Honor Band at the University Miami in February. This group was composed of select musicians from all over the state of Florida. Only the top young band members are invited to join this group. Students at this year's festival participated in two days of master classes conducted by the Frost Artist Faculty and performed a concert under the direction of some of the most renowned college band directors in the country.

Don't miss an opportunity to hear these young artists at the upcoming JCHS band concert on April 30 at 7:01 pm in the St. Anastasia parish center.

Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.

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