Rachel Jones, Chris Perugini and Jasmin Tharakan, from Neshaminy High School, have been selected as members of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Rachel performed with the band, while Chris and Jasmin performed with the choir.
The students joined more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on October 30th in Nashville, TN. These exceptional students prepared remarkably challenging music that they performed under the baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of NAfME.
The concert band and symphony orchestra each has approximately 350 vocalists. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.
NAfME, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.