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Canfield student joins honors concert band

Published: Mon, October 21, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report


Emily Damelio from Canfield High School has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All- National Honor Concert Band sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

Emily will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert Oct. 30 in Nashville.

The students will prepare challenging music that they will perform under the baton of four of the most- prominent conductors in the U.S.: Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth and Rodney Whitaker.

“We are extremely honored and proud to have Emily Damelio not only represent Canfield High School and the Canfield community but Ohio as well by being selected to perform with the NAfME All-National Concert Band in Nashville,” said Michael Kelly, Canfield High School band director. “Emily is an outstanding young lady who just happens to also be an incredible oboist. I am confident she has a very bright future in music and I look forward to the day when I watch her perform with a major ensemble on a major concert stage.”

The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed 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 20 instrumentalists and the mixed chorus will have 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.

The 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands Oct. 30, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville. For program and ticket information, go to http://musiced.nafme.org/all-national-honor-ensembles/.

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