Band students at Memphis clinic
Ken McLemore
Friday, February 19, 2016

Nine musicians from the Hope High School Bobcat Concert Band participated in the recent University of Memphis Honor Band Clinic in Memphis, Tenn. Musicians auditioned for seating in two performance bands on the first day of the three-day clinic, and were treated to an evening concert by the UM Wind Ensemble and “Southern Comfort.” Rehearsals continued through the second day, along with “master classes.” Band members were honored with a banquet the second evening, prior to final rehearsal the next day for afternoon concert performances in the Rose Theater on the UM campus. HHS musicians participating included, left to right front, Mayra Garcia, Oresha Edmond, Ja’Brea Conway, and Yajahiva Dominguez; and, left to right rear, Darian Hall, Skylar Howard, Mario Valdez, Abraham Brito, and Brittany Craig. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools