FBA State Solo and Ensemble
Congratulations to the high school band members who performed at State Solo and Ensemble. In order to qualify, high school band member must play at least a level 5 solo at district and earn a superior. We typically have only one student make it to state each year to play a solo. Last year, two. This year, four…with three earning SUPERIOR! Bravo to freshman trumpeter Spencer Maerkl for an extremely expressive performance on a pensive and bluesy piece entitled Elegy! Bravo to freshman clarinetist Natalie Johnson for playing with such precision and strong fundamentals! Bravo to sophomore trumpeter Maya Bhaskar who showed great control of her high range! Congrats to junior flutist Diya Bhaskar for an excellent performance of a beautiful solo called “All the Words to All the Songs” that included the melody from “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” It was a great afternoon of musical performances and achievement by our student musicians.