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Clarence Student to Perform in National Orchestra

During the 2017-18 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, bassoonist Daniel Korte (class of 2019) practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in his local, district, and state music honor ensembles.

And now Daniel will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles November 25-28, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL as the principle bassoonist in the Symphony Orchestra. The concert begins at 10:00am, November 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort.

The All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) performers represent collaboration and creativity in its highest musical form. The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a jazz ensemble, mixed choir, guitar ensemble (new this year), symphony orchestra, and concert band. Students were chosen through an audition process. The jazz ensemble will have 20 instrumentalists, the mixed choir 240 vocalists, the guitar ensemble 47 guitarists, the symphony orchestra 122 instrumentalists and the concert band 121 instrumentalists. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program (not applicable to guitar students) and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of five of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Todd Stoll (Jazz Ensemble); Dr. Amanda Quist (Mixed Choir); Dr. Michael Quantz (Guitar Ensemble); Dr. Jean Montès (Symphony Orchestra); and Dennis Glocke (Concert Band). All conductors have received top honors in their field and will spend several days rehearsing with students before the concert.

Daniel is a member of the Clarence High School Wind Ensemble, and is the son of Mr. Dale Korte and Mrs. ML Verdi-Korte of Clarence, NY.

See Daniel's picture below:

Kortes

Congratulations!