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North Tahoe and Truckee Honor Band students travel to Chico

From left: Bernice Hernandez, Zoe Anderson, Alex Barton, Emily Nall, Patrick McElravey, Mark Heisinger
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Six North Tahoe Middle School Band students were selected to participate in the Northern Section Junior High Honor Band at California State University, Chico. Dr. Allan Glenn Miller, music director of Yuba College, conducted the honor band made of students chosen from 33 schools. The California Music Educators Association has been sponsoring this event for many years. Under the guidance of NTMS Band Director, Shauna Gilberti, interested band students sent in audition tapes last fall. Once chosen, the honored students practiced the selected music on their own before traveling to Chico State University Jan. 16. On campus they gathered with 72 other student musicians, where they practiced long hours in order to prepare for their concert the next afternoon. Dr. Miller challenged his young Honor Band, teaching them new techniques, while learning five varying music selections for the concert. During the concert they successfully showed off their skills, especially when they played the complex, five-piece ‘Second Suite in F,’ by G. Holst and Longfield. Other selections included ‘The Thunderer March’ by J.P. Souza/Yoder and ‘Evensong’ by William Harbinson.

Michelle Albade and Helen Humphreys, from Alder Creek Middle School, attended with Director Randy Humphreys.


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