This past week, I was honored serve as an evaluator for the 2015 Music for All National Festival and the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival. We ( Jim Campbell, Nathan Daughtrey and Thad Anderson) listened and offered comments to 11 HS and MS ensembles, and I was honored to clinic three groups- Lassiter, Park City and Pfugerville HS
Thanks to Yamaha, Vic Firth, ZIldjian and Remo for their support and to William Galvin, Festival Director for running such a well organized program.
These are some of the best ensembles in the Nation - Bravo to all of the students and Directors.
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras Percussion Ensemble - Annandale, VA; Doug Wallace
Dobson H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Mesa, AZ; Joseph Anthony Goglia
Farmington Junior H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Farmington, UT; Heath Wolf
Grain Valley H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Grain Valley, MO; David Gronneberg
Lassiter H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Marietta, GA; Mike Lynch
Llano Junior H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Llano, TX; Keith Riley
McLean H.S. Percussion Ensemble - McLean, VA; Chris Weise
North Gwinnett M.S. Percussion Ensemble - Sugar Hill, GA; Travis Downs
Park City H.S. Percussion Studio - Park City, UT; Bret Hughes
Pflugerville H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Pflugerville, TX; Ryan Sirna
Yorktown H.S. Percussion Ensemble - Arlington, VA; Brian Bersh
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