Five talented Hart students have been chosen to be members of the prestigious 2009 Junior High All-State Honor Band.
Hart's honored musicians are Alex Gu, Min Yong Jung, Hae-Jin Jung, Ji Min Kim and Ryan Leung. All students play the clarinet.
"It is a very proud moment for our school and district that these students have made the California state honor (band) amongst the many thousands who have auditioned," Hart band director Dennis Aquilina said.
More than 1,500 young musicians from across the state submitted taped auditions. About 220 of the best players were chosen to be in the elite band.
Honor band students will travel to Fresno in mid-February for the California Band Directors Association. While band directors are meeting, students will practice together as a group for a grand performance the evening of Feb. 21. Students get the opportunity to rehearse with some of the best conductors and composers in the country.
Congratulations to Hart's outstanding musicians for being chosen for the All-State Honor Band!