All-State Gala Band
The 2018 CT Future Musicians All-State Band Program presented a concert on Saturday, March 24, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Appropcimately 280 student musicians, representing 50 elementary and middle school parochial schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Diocese of Norwich and the Diocese of Bridgeport performed.
The concert featured students in the All-State Gala Band, the youngest All-State group. Musicians in the Gala Band were nominated by the school band directors. The concert featured the All-State Jazz, Flute Choir, Concert and Symphonic Bands. Students in these groups were selected, by audition, and represented some of the top musicians in the Future Musicians Band program.
Guest conductor for the Symphonic Band was Mr. Richard Theriault, formerly Director of Music for Bristol Eastern High School, Bristol, CT. Future Musicians band directors conducted the concert. The Future Musicians All-State Symphonic and Concert Bands will also be performing on Monday, April 30, 2018 on the Plazatat Lincoln Center, New York City, 12:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Pita Shields, Roger Coleman, Jacob Sogueco, Justin Cummings, Andrew Benjamin, Suixian Gonzalez, Madelyn Wolfe, Anthony Dente, Aubrie Nichols, and Madelyn Baranowsky.