All-National Honor Ensembles

The 2019 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Modern Band performed under the direction of Scott Burstein in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Bob O’Lary

540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in National Harbor, Maryland, in the All-National Honor Ensembles…

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Bryan Powell

“My Students Make Almost All of the Musical Choices for the Ensemble” 

“My Students Make Almost All of the Musical Choices for the Ensemble” An Interview with 2022 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Bryan Powell This year the 2022 All-National Honor…

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closeup of Camille Thurman playing saxophone

533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month®

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools…

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All-National Honor Ensembles Concert Band brass performers on stage

Six Distinguished Conductors to Lead the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Kristen Rencher 571-323-5898 KristenR@nafme.org Six Distinguished Conductors to Lead the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles The Nation’s Top High School Musicians to Perform in Six…

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Modern Band

552 Students from 50 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month®

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 552 Students from 50 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools…

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Little Kids Rock student ensemble

Kidz Are Gonna Rock

Kidz Are Gonna Rock Interview with Little Kids Rock Director of Teaching and Learning Scott Burstein By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair   The…

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Terell Stafford Headshot

An Opportunity to Create Life-Long Musical Relationships

An Opportunity to Create Life-Long Musical Relationships  An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Jazz Band Guest Artist Terell Stafford   The 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Jazz Band is…

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close up photo of spanish guitar strings

An Open Letter to Visual and Performing Arts Department Heads

Why Guitar Class? An Open Letter to Visual and Performing Arts Department Heads By Darin Au NAfME Council for Guitar Education-Western Division Representative   The NAfME Council for Guitar Education…

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Tony Sauza

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope”

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Tony Sauza   The 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band is taking…

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Rodney Dorsey headshot

“Without Challenge There Is No Growth”

“Without Challenge There Is No Growth” An Interview with 2022 All-National Honor Ensemble Concert Band Conductor Rodney Dorsey   Rodney Dorsey also conducted the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles Concert Band,…

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