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Kenmore East Music Student Earns Spot on National Music Ensemble
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Kenmore East Music Student Earns Spot on National Music Ensemble

MENC: The National Association for Music Education announced the members of the 2011 All-National Honor Ensembles. The students selected will rehearse and perform together in June 2011 in Washington DC. Michael Christie, a sophomore at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, NY, was named to the MENC 2011 All-National Jazz Band performing on trumpet.

Michael, a trumpet player at Kenmore East High School, is active in all of the schools performing groups, as well as numerous All-County and Area All -State ensembles. Outside of school, Michael is lead trumpet in the Sugar and Jazz Orchestra, a youth Big Band. Michael is also a 2 –time semi-finalist at the National Trumpet Competition.

“Mike is a very talented and deserving young man who’s talent, dedication and positive attitude make him a great representative of our school and community for the National Honor Ensemble” said Phil Aguglia, Michael’s music teacher at Kenmore East High School. “Mike is one of those rare kids who takes advantage of all the opportunities that are offered and makes the most of them”.

MENC established its National Honor Ensembles as the ultimate recognition of music student performance, beyond state and divisional levels. “We are very pleased to offer this unique performance opportunity to a very select group of our nation's finest high school musicians,” said David Weatherred, MENC Northwest Division past-president and chair of the All-National Honor Ensembles. “Over the course of four days, these top flight musicians will rehearse with marvelous and inspirational conductors, leading up to an exceptional finale performance on June 26.  The 2011 MENC All-National Honor Ensembles will most surely be a once in a lifetime musical experience for these incredible high school musicians!”

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