Blair students make All-County and All-State music groups


Dec. 8, 2003, midnight | By Feza Kikaya | 16 years, 10 months ago


Twenty-six Blair music students were accepted into the All County and/or All-State instrumental ensembles this fall after completing a highly competitive audition process.

Dustin Doyle, Blair's new Band Director, said "almost half the kids who auditioned made the honors group", which he considers excellent due to the total thousands of students who compete countywide and statewide for positions.

The instructor said that to practice for the competitions, students are given "audition materials and requirements" at the beginning of the school year. Doyle hears them play two prepared pieces and some scales individually about a month and a half in advance, and then listens to them one more time before auditions.

Blazers who received honors are:

Montgomery County Jr. Honors Band
Amanda Liebrecht-Clarinet
Jung Han-French Horn

Montgomery County Jr. Orchestra
Hway Chen-Violin
Danielle Peck-Violin
Haena Cho-Viola

Montgomery County Sr. Band
Victor Roy-(Alternate) Clarinet
Adedeji Ogunfolu-French Horn
Elise Harvey-Trumpet
Patrick Conrad-Trombone
Greg Jukes-Percussion

Montgomery County Sr. Orchestra
Lu Chen-Violin
James Gao-Violin

All State Jr. Band
Jung Han-French Horn

All State Jr. Orchestra
Hway Chen-Violin
Danielle Peck-Violin
Haena Cho-Viola

All State Sr. Band
Victor Roy-Clarinet
Adedeji Ogunfolu-French Horn
Greg Jukes-Percussion

All State Sr. Orchestra
James Gao-Violin
Albert Tsao-Violin

All County Jazz Band
David Crawford-Trumpet
Jonathan Varrone-Trumpet
Gabe Osborne-Trombone
Greg Jukes-Percussion

All County Jr. Jazz
Eli Rubenstein-(Alternate) Percussion



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