Eight selected for All-County bands

Members of school band competed in Brevard’s All-County, an audition where they play scales and etudes and compete for a spot in the All-County Band. 

Jack R., an eighth-grade baritone player, placed first chair in the band.

“I practiced a lot before the audition, but I procrastinated until the last minute,” he said. “I’m very happy I made it. It means that I’m the best, and it makes me feel that my hard work was put to good use.”

In all, eight West Shore musicians made the cut, but even those who didn’t gained from the experience. 

“I practiced a few times a week until the day of the audition. I felt like I was as good as I was going to get at the etudes, but I needed to have practiced the scales a little more” said Diego Vento, a sophomore clarinet player. “Although it was slightly frustrating for me, I very much liked having the opportunity to do it, and I feel like I improve every time I do it.” 

Those who joined Jack R. in being selected for All-County Middle-School Band were eighth-grader Sophia B, bassoon and seventh-grader R.J. Sanz, alto saxophone.

Freshmen Brayden Creek, trombone and Nathan Foo, oboe made the All-County High School Band along with juniors Evan Courtney, clarinet and Emma Robinson, bassoon and senior Dominick Delgado, trombone.

By Trystan Hornby

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.