Northview band receives top rank

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Members of the Northview High School band pose with their awards after receiving Overall Grand Champion reviews at the 2010 Spring Music Festival in Orlando.|Photo by Chandler Myers

They may be small in numbers, but they certainly didn’t proved they are not small in quality.

Members of the Northview High School band placed first as the Overall Grand Champion at the 2010 Spring Music Festival in Orlando, Fla. on April 23.

Scott Slay, performing arts director at the school, said there were 24 members of the band who went to Orlando, Fla. and visited Universal Studios.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“We entered the Jazz Band contest with the seven members in our Jazz band because they were our strongest players,” Slay said. “The band not only performed well, but received a superior rating in the High School Class A Jazz Band category. They were not even entered in the Grand Champion Award category, but the judges said that they were good enough that they should be entered anyway. We walked away with the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music.”

E.L. Kleinschmidt, president of Music USA Festivals, said the group from Northview served as exemplary music goodwill ambassadors for the school and the community.

“By receiving a Superior rating in the high school Class A Jazz Band Category, as well as winning the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music, they proved their dedication to their musical education,” Kleinschmidt said. “Melissa Moretz, DJ Robinson, and the Rhythm Section were also recognized by the judges for their outstanding performance.”

The marching band was very excited to be able to march in the Star’s Parade at Universal Studios. They were able to visit some of Universal’s biggest attractions in order to have some fun while they were there. The went to Wonder Works, Universal Studios, Island Adventure.

“We rode some of the wildest rides and checked out all the rollercoasters,” Slay said. “We really want to thank the kids for a good trip and also our thanks to Teri Adams and Tadd Corder, who were big helps.”