Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2nd Student in WLA's History Makes State Honors Band

Jonathan Witte, WLA class of 2013 (and my son), was selected by audition last spring to play trumpet in the 2011 Wisconsin State Honors Band.  The Wisconsin State Honors Music Project was founded in 1967 to provide musically talented students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation's finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Students who are selected to perform with the State Honors Music Project (instrumental or vocal) are some of the most accomplished instrumentalists in the state of Wisconsin.  Jonathan is only the second music student in WLA's history to be selected for State Honors Band, the first being Tom Otto on trombone in 1997!  Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period (a three-and-a-half day summer camp at UW-Green Bay this past July), which will culminate with a performance as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM. at Overture Hall in Madison, WI. The resulting performance is certainly a once in a lifetime experience for performers and audience.  Tickets for the concert are available at http://overturecenter.com/production/wsma-state-honors-concerts.

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