Pictured (left to right): Katherine Tylavsky, Zach Hartman, Noah Gilmore, Caleb Hanes, Sydney Brown, and Mr. Hall after the concert.
On Saturday, December 9th the 35th Annual Towson Honor Band was held at Towson University. Over 600 students from across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio were nominated for the band by their directors, and of those 300 were selected to participate. AACS students Sydney Brown (12), Zach Hartman (12), Noah Gilmore (11), Caleb Hanes (10), and Katherine Tylavsky (10) all performed in the event.
The students all had a long day of music making!
After arrived at Towson at 6:30am for registration and auditions, they then had over 8 hours of rehearsals and master classes before performing a sold out concert at 7:30pm. They were led by Towson's Director of Bands and Orchestra, Dr. Christopher Cicconi, and guest composer Brian Balmages.
Mr. Hall, AACS Upper School Band Director, said of the event: "Honor bands are such a great experience! It's a chance for some of our students to go play challenging music with really good players from other schools, so it's very fulfilling musically. It's also a great opportunity to meet people and make new friends, which I know our students did."
A free recording of the concert will be made available in a few weeks. Anyone interested in a copy should contact Mr. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.