Jun 11, 2012
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 - Three members of the White Oak High School Band, Laura Edgell, Justin Davis, and Matt Siemion, made the North Carolina Bandmasters Eastern All-District Band after auditioning on Saturday, January 7, 2012. These students participated in the All-District Band Clinic at East Carolina University this weekend, where they rehearsed with students from across the east to prepare a concert, which took place at the end of the clinic. Justin was the fourth chair percussionist in the 9/10 High School Band Laura was the tenth chair Flute and Matt was the second chair Tuba in the 11/12 High School Band. For placing second, Matt is eligible to audition for the NC All-State Honors Band on March 10th. All of the students worked extremely hard to prepare a wonderful concert of challenging music literature, along with guest clinicians Ashley Wright (9/10 Band), Director at East Carteret High School, and Julie Giroux (11/12 Band), who is a music composer that commissioned a piece for her band through the financial support of the NCBA Eastern District.