Seniors On The Rise

F71D7022-86F4-47DE-919E-942F3ED49644_1_201_aThe Senior Class of 2020 has had some great accomplishments as of late. Our very own, Jackson Stone, Bassoonist for the Dillon Wind Ensemble, recently served as pianist for a production of Dream Girls. This production had a two week run and took place at The Florence Little Theater in Florence, South Carolina. Pictured below are Jackson and his band director Mr. Adrian Wright who also had the opportunity to perform with Jackson in the production as one of two trombonists.

Jackson’s parents were notably proud of his accomplishment. As Jackson prepared for opening night, they had this to say.

We are so proud of you Jackson Stone! You have worked so very hard for this night!! Your dedication and work ethic have been a blessing to watch!

Earlier this week, we had four students travel to Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Burke High School hosted it’s annual HBCU Band Scholarship Audition Fair organized by band director Mr. Linard McCloud. There were several colleges and universities in attendance. Over 50 high school seniors were in attendance for this year’s event. Each of our four students earned band and academic scholarship offers that ranged between $40,000 and $70,000.

The weekend concluded with four of our outstanding students participating in the University of South Carolina’s Honor Band Clinic. The clinic hosted four ensembles comprised of some of the best high school musicians from across the southeast. Throughout the clinic, students were exposed to a variety of collegiate and high school ensembles including but not limited to chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles and various wind ensembles. Students also participated in master classes tailored to their specific instrument. The clinic concluded with each of the four honor groups presenting a concert on Sunday afternoon. This was an awesome experience for all.  Students that participated include Destiny Doroteo, Jamont McRae, Antania McCollum (all pictured above), and Jackson Stone.

Music is Life, And Life is Good ~


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