A few hours ago the River City High School Wind Ensemble accomplished something that is very extraordinary. At 8am this morning they took the stage at the Robert Mondavi Center and performed their concert set from the Spring term. This festival was the state level CMEA (California Music Educators Association) festival. They received a Unanimous Superior rating from the judges who were all college level music professors. This is about the highest mark or accolade that you can …be given in our field. More importantly than ratings, the students pulled together and really achieved a level of musicality that has left me in awe. Several members of our WUSD staff and parents were in attendance and can attest to this, I’m sure. I am confident that these young musicians, even if they quit music after high school, will head into the world and accomplish great things. Each student musician has demonstrated to me that they have the professionalism and work ethic it takes to be successful members of our society. It is an honor to be able to stand in front of them day after day and watch them grow into the musicians and people they have become.
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