Students whose solo or ensemble received a Superior rating at our District Solo and Ensemble evaluation were able to advance to the State event held on April 2, 2013. Our qualified students traveled to Ft. Myers and we are please to announce the following received Superior ratings, which is the highest level of achievement for high school musicians in Florida!
Ensembles Receiving STATE SUPERIOR: Colorguard, Brass Choir I, Woodwind Choir I, Percussion Ensemble I, Percussion Ensemble II
Solo STATE SUPERIOR Ratings: Charlie Ruocco, Sam Adamita, Jimmy O'Connor, Alex Keeney, James Droege, Rachel Robichaud, Taylor Tischhauser, Derik Gallulo, Colin Gaynor, Jackson Montgomery
SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION (memorized): Nick Remy x2 , Madison Schafer
Congratulations to Colin Gaynor and Jenny Rocco for successfully auditioning for the Florida All State Band. This is a the highest accomplishment for high school band and to have 2 students from JWMHS in All State is amazing! They will take part in the FMEA All State Clinic and Conference in January.
We are also proud to announce that we have 30 students who successfully auditioned for the Pasco All County Band! Congrats to all who auditioned on making yourself a better musician.
Our representatives are:
Flute:Julia Mannino, Chelsea Finch, Kathie Malka
Oboe: Taylor Tischhauser (1st Chair), Ali Sage, Kyle Schroeder
Clarinet: Colin Gaynor (1st Chair), Jenny Rocco, Andrew Aungst, Hannah Lewis
Bass Clarinet: Phillip Phillips (1st Chair), Rachel Robichaud
Alto Sax: Jimmy O'Connor, Sam Adamita, Alex Keeney
Bari Sax: Charlie Ruocco (1st Chair)
Trumpet: Lindsay Seeney
Horn: Zach Mendonca (1st Chair), Melanie Nagel, Ashleigh Risener, Derik Gallulo, Adina Hershkowitz
Baritone: Patrick Mulcahy (1st Chair), Dylan Baur, James Droege
Tuba: Gabe Sandifer, Elizabeth Faber
Percussion: Logan Sharpe (1st Chair), Nick Remy, Madison Schafer
Derik Gallulo, Taylor Tischhauser, Ali Sage, Julia Mannino, Lindsay Seeney, Nick Remy, Rachel Robichaud and Colin Gaynor were selected to participate in the Festival of Winds and Tri-State music festivals held at USF and FSU respectively. These students will participate in honor bands conducted by the country’s top professors and clinicians in late November.
On October 6, 2012 the JW MHS Band competed in our first competition of the year at the West Coast Marching Band Invitational at Durant High School. It was an excellent show and we placed 2nd overall with our percussion receiving a distinguished percussion award!
On Oct. 20, 2012, the JW MHS Band competed at the Lion's Pride Competition held at King HS, we had one of our best performances of the year with the results of: 2nd in Gold Division, 3rd/11 Overall, Superior Music Performance and Tied for 1st in Best Perscussion.
At the Florida Bandmasters Marching Performance Assessment, the band received a Straight Superior rating. This is the highest rating given by the Florida Bandmaster’s Association
The JWMHS Band program is led by band director Joel Quina, who also co-directs the musical theatre class.
The JW Mitchell High School Band Boosters, an organization comprised of band member parents, helps to support the efforts of the growing band program. Through the JW Mitchell High School, the JW Mitchell High School Band Booster Association is able to accept your donations towards fundraising efforts. Contributions to the JW Mitchell High School Band program can be made out to: c/o JW Mitchell High School Band and sent to JW Mitchell High School located at 2323 Little Rd.; New Port Richey, Fl. 34655, attn: Joel Quina//JWMHS Band. Your contributions are tax deductible.
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