NORTH DAVIESS AT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE
The following students from North Daviess Jr/Sr. High School and North Daviess Elementary School represented the band department at the Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Bloomington North High School. Earning Gold ratings were Gabbie Bickley and Aiden Pridemore - Alto Saxophone Solos, Rocky Thompson - Tenor Saxophone Solo, Carter Jessie - Trumpet Solo, and David Remsburg and Luke Dedina - Snare Drum Solos. Earning Silver Ratings were Mary Borders and Kenzlye Jeffers - Flute Solos, Mady Borders - Trombone Solo, and Braydon Brock - Drum Set solo.
Pep Band Boys Basketball;
6:30 Report time
INDIANA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION HONOR BANDS
Each year the Indiana Bandmasters Association sponsors Honor Band events for students in grade 7-12. At the beginning of September, interested students fill out an online application form through the IBA website. Once students have submitted their application and band directors have made comments, they are reviewed by a selection committee. After the students have been selected, they are sent the music to prepare in advance of the weekend.
Representing North Daviess in the IBA All-Region (gr. 7-9) Honor Band this past week was the following student musicians: Flute - Mary Borders and Trombone - Mady Borders, daughters of Scott and Sandy Borders; Clarinet – Harli Guthrie, daughter of Jamie and Julie Guthrie; Trumpet - Jacob Wilson, son of Chad and Norma Wilson; Alto Saxophone - Gabbie Bickley, daughter of Andy Bickley and Desiree Bickley and Ben Stuckey, son of Tony Stuckey and Angela Taylor; Trombone - Hunter Keith, son of Gordon Keith and Sandra Jones . On November 16-17, students traveled to South Knox Jr/Sr High School for a day of rehearsal on Saturday with this year’s guest conductor Dr. Jason Nam who presently teaches at Indiana University and serves as Associate Director of Bands in the Jacobs School of Music. On Sunday, students returned to South Knox and presented their concert.
Three students represented NDHS on Saturday, November 23 on stage of the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on the campus of Vincennes University and performed their concert on Sunday, November 24 under the direction of guest conductor Myron Snuffin. Mr. Snuffin is Director of Bands at Brownsburg East Middle School and the Middle School Performing Arts Chair for the Brownsburg Community School Corporation in Brownsburg, Indiana. Representing North Daviess this year were: Clarinet - Jordan Remsburg, daughter of Jason and Amy Remsburg, Tuba - Jacie Graber, daughter of Anthony Graber, Tuba - Dalton Pershing, son of Paco Pershing and Erica Wagler. The All-District Honor Band weekend is intended for students from Grades 9-12.
Pep Band Boys Basketball vs. JASPER;
6:30 Report time - SENIOR NIGHT
JrHS and HS Jazz Band Contest at
Terre Haute North; Time TBA
JrHS Concert Band Contest at Tecumseh High School (Time TBA)
IU Wind Band Clinic Day
(HS Band School Day Field Trip)
31st ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF BANDS
This year's 31st Annual Festival of Bands was held at Shoals High School. The event is for HS Band students and wass on Tuesday, November 5. Our guest conductor this year wass Dr. Matthew Arau from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Hopefully you were able to join us this year at Shoals High School for a great evening of fun music. Next year, the 32nd Annual Festival of Bands will be held at Loogootee High School on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
HS Concert Band Contest at
Castle High School (Time TBA)
Sixth Grade Spring Concert; 6:30 at
North Daviess Elementary Gym
UNIFORM DINNER AND RAFFLE
On Saturday September 28, the North Daviess Music Boosters hosted an event to help finish raising the funds needed for our new uniforms. There were over 200 tickets purchased for the meal. That evening we had around 60 items donated by area businesses for us to raffle off. It was a great turnout!
The most exciting part was the we also received an anonymous donation for $5,000! This with the money brought in on the meals and raffle items brings us to the amount needed the the uniforms! That means that next year at this time we WILL in the new uniforms by State Fair time!
Thanks again to everyone who helped by attending or donating any amount over the past two years. It has been around 25 years since the band had had new uniforms so we were overdue.
ND JrHS and HS Spring Band and Choir Concert; 6:30 PM
Annual Award/Banquet at 6:30 NDHS Gymnasium/Cafeteria