MCHS Band student is invited to be part of the 2023 Honor Band of America!

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Congratulations to Gordon Whitlow for being selected for the 2023 Honor Band of America! Gordon is an 11th grader at Mira Costa High School and plays the tuba in the Wind Symphony Ensemble. Gordon was selected out of hundreds of applicants to be part of this selective ensemble. He will be traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana, at the end of March to perform at the 2023 Music for All National Festival, which will be conducted by Mallory Thompson, the Director of Bands for Northwestern University. We are so proud to have Gordon representing Mira Costa High School at this prestigious event, Congratulations to Gordon! 

Since its inception in 1992, the Honor Band of America has earned a national reputation as one of the nation’s finest student concert honor bands. With the opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and world-class guest artists, to premiere commissioned works for concert band and perform for a “dream audience” of outstanding high school musicians and educators from across the country, the Honor Band of America is a “must” for the finest young musicians. The Honor Band has received international accolades, with a performance at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and concert tours of Europe and Japan. Honor Band of America members have hailed from across the nation, from band programs large and small. Today, many Honor Band of America alumni perform in professional symphonies and top military bands. Others are teaching music in schools and colleges nationwide, performing professionally, completing a wide variety of college degrees and are embarking on illustrious and diverse careers that span the spectrum of business and professional enterprise. We invite all students to audition and encourage every director in America to share this opportunity with your finest players.