Caroline Students Pack the All-Shore Honors Ensembles; Three Chosen for State Ensembles
(PDF) Feb. 12, 2018 - In the past month, over 1000 students from eight Eastern Shore counties auditioned for just 300 spots in the three All-Shore Honors ensembles – Band, Orchestra, and Choir. Despite the tight competition, a remarkable number of Caroline students were chosen for spots in at least one, and in some cases two, of the ensembles, and one and an alternate for the state ensemble.
The process of auditioning is rigorous. Students receive and prepare audition music early in the school year before gathering at one of the tryout locations in January and February. In addition, they have to prepare multiple scales and solos, and are required to read by sight music they have never seen before. Students are then scored, ranked, and chosen based on their placement in the ranking.
All-Shore Band has been in existence since at least the mid-70’s, and several Caroline staff members have been through the process of auditioning and qualifying when they were students. All-Shore Chorus began in the mid-80’s and has grown since then to two ensembles. All-Shore Orchestra is the newest addition, created just two years ago.
In addition to the strong showing among Caroline students for All-Shore Ensembles, three were chosen for State Ensembles. Nick Lewis from Colonel Richardson High School was chosen for a spot in the All-State Band, and Harrison Ghrist from North Caroline High School was chosen as an alternate. Marisa Mengel was chosen for the All State Junior Chorus.
|Colonel Richardson High School|
North Caroline High School
Lockerman Middle School
Colonel Middle School
Performance dates and locations
All-State Band - March 11th at the