Students Chosen for Honor Bands

Congratulations to students Annie Cai, Andy Hu, Minsu Kim, Cameron Najim and Natalie Reichenbach for being chosen as members of the elite California Junior High School All-State Honor Band.

More than 1,500 students from across the state submitted recorded auditions in hopes of being chosen for the prestigious bands. There are eight honor bands in all, with two middle school-level bands -- symphonic and concert.

Annie, Andy and Minsu will perform with the symphonic band. Najim and Reichenbach will perform with the concert band. All Hart students chosen play the clarinet. Click here for a full list of honor band students.

Honor band students will meet in Fresno Feb. 17-20 for a four-day conference.

Students in the honor bands, part of the California All-State Music Education Conference, will attend weekend sessions with other band students from across the state where they will rehearse, attend symposiums and clinics and ultimately perform.

Hart's very own band director, Dennis "Mr. A" Aquilina is among the outstanding clinicians chosen to host sessions and workshops at the convention.

Congratulations to the students and Mr. A for being part of this distinguished event.

Posted Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011