NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – More than three dozen band students from the four traditional high schools in New Hanover County have been selected to participate in the state Easter District Honor Band.
The student musicians were chosen to participate through and audition process that required students to learn seven or eight scales, multiple octaves, the chromatic scale for their instruments and full solos.
The selected students will go to ECU at the beginning of February to perform with other members of the All-District Band.
The final concert will be Saturday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
According to New Hanover County Schools, a total of 190 students were selected for the Eastern District Honor Band, representing 30 counties and up to 64 high schools. NHCS’ student participation makes up approximately 21% of the Honor Band.
Congratulations to the following students under Band Director Robert Pearson at Laney High School: