Indian River School District students named to music ensembles

PITTSBURGH — Two students from the Indian River School District have been named to the All-Eastern Honors Music Ensembles for 2018-19.

Zach Ables

Zach Ables of Sussex Central High School was selected to the All-Eastern Symphony Orchestra on French horn, while Kathleen Carter of Indian River High School was selected to the All-Eastern Mixed Choir as a Tenor I.

Kathleen is the only Delaware representative to the mixed choir ensemble.

The band is comprised of top students from 11 northeastern states of the United States – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia – and the Department of Defense School in Europe.

Both students will perform in a special concert in Pittsburgh in April.

The NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of The National Association for Music Education. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately 150 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have eighteen instrumentalists, the treble chorus will have 120 vocalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately three hundred 20 vocalists.

Kathleen Carter

Student participation from each state is determined by a percentage of the total NAFME Eastern Division membership.

The 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles (all except for Jazz, which will perform on Saturday evening, April 6) will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7 in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

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