20 Jan 2015

CHS/SJA Band Members Perform in District Honor Band Concerts

Ten CHS/SJA Band members participated in the LMEA District IV Band Directors’ Association Honor Band.  The district is made up of Ascension, EBR, WBR, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston and Point Coupee Parishes. 

It was held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Rehearsals were Thursday night, Friday all day and Saturday morning with concerts on Saturday afternoon.  The auditions for the groups were held in December. 

The clinician for the Symphonic Band was Dr. Glen Hemberger, Director of Bands at SLU, and the clinician for the Concert Band was Mr. Kelvin Jones, currently receiving his Masters in music education from LSU.  The clinicians directed all rehearsals and the concert.  The kids were exposed to some very challenging literature and played among the best musicians from schools around the district. 

Students participating in District Honor Band were Roman Corripio, Blaine Bonis, Clay Kershaw, Miguel Clouatre, Carmelo Riazuelo, Lewis Poche, Sean Methvin, Michael Marquette, Bella Galindo (SJA) and Therese Arceneaux (SJA).