On Friday, February 28th, all three high school orchestras performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra District VIII Festival. The festival was hosted at East Lansing High School. Here are the results:
Chamber Orchestra 1,1,1,1 = 1
Encore Strings 1,1,1,1 = 1
Symphonic Orchestra 1,1,1,1 = 1
All three orchestras received straight division 1 ratings, the highest ratings an ensemble can receive at this event. More importantly, all three orchestras gave energetic and inspiring performances. I want to thank all the students for their hard work and commitment to these performances. Your efforts really shined through at the festival. Bravo!
Also, I would like to thank all the parents, students, administration, and support staff who help make our host site run for the day. We received nothing but positive comments from other directors, teachers, parents, and students. Once again, our site exceeded expectations. Thank you for your continued support of the orchestra and band programs in East Lansing.