Visiting student band from Japan needs place to perform

Smoke and Water Damage to Martin County High School Auditorium have left the band without a place to hold their concert with the Funairi High School Band from Hiroshima Japan.

Read the story in The Stuart News. Thanks to Cynthia Washam and Treasure Coast Newspapers for covering our quest to find a venue for the Funairi High School Band concert.

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Martin County High School sends students to Honor Band Festival

Seventeen Martin County High School Band students were selected for the prestigious Four County Honor Band Festival held at Indian River State College on January 7, 2012. This ensemble is comprised the most talented student musicians from each school in the region based on band director recommendations.

The festival is held yearly for high-school students in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. Participants in the festival are divided among the following categories: seventh and eighth grade band, ninth and 10th grade band, 11th and 12th  grade band, and ninth and 12th grade jazz band. For three days, the students rehearsed with visiting clinicians in preparation for their closing performance..

Ninth and 10th grade students selected to represent Martin County High School at the Honor Band Festival are:

  • Rachel ElliottNinth and 10th grade students selected to represent Martin County High School at the Honor Band Festival
  • Angelica Baechtle
  • Claire Mason
  • Angela Benson
  • Alyssa Lora
  • Kayla Grissett

Not Pictured:

  • Daesha Simmons
  • Jennifer Lamothe

11th and 12th grade students selected to represent Martin County High School at the Honor Band Festival are:

  • Gemma Fearn
  • Jessica Elliott
  • Tanner LeRoy
  • Teilor Wagner
  • Michael Bracken
  • Alex Olivier
  • Jordan Jones
  • Karissa McKinney
  • Mikaela Shannon
  • Katy Norris