Monday, January 13, 2014

So much musical talent in Carmel schools

Eleven students from Carmel Unified will be playing at state-wide events after being selected from a pool of thousands of students. 

Four string players from Carmel High have been accepted to the All State High School Orchestra: Peter Mellinger and Steve Yoo, violin; Edie Ellison, viola; and Ari Freedman, cello.

Another four string players from Carmel Middle School were accepted to the All State Junior High Orchestra, Kenshi Husted and Eli Willis, violin; Ryan Porch, viola; and Caleb Kim, cello.

The All - State Honor Orchestras will be held in conjunction with the California Band Directors Association annual convention in Fresno on February 20-23. The musicians were selected from over 1,500 student auditions state wide.

Not to be undone, three wind instrument players from Carmel Middle School were selected to play in the All Northern Honor Band of the Northern California Band Association: Ihlara Gray, flute;  Ealaph Tabbaa, basoon; Theo Colon, tuba.  The NCBA All Northern Honor Band, which will perform January 19 in Stockton, CA.

It's very exciting to hear we have so much talent in our schools, but then again, we're not surprised! Congratulations to all the musicians, their teachers and parents. Play on!

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