Student makes national band
Kimberly Frederickson, a Jackson High School student, is one of 100 students chosen for the 2005 Hershey’s All-USA High School Band.
Frederickson has been selected as a clarinetist for the Hershey’s All-USA Band. Student musicians, nominated by their directors and teachers, were first evaluated based on their academic achievement, musical training and experience and community involvement. Those proceeding to the second level then submitted recorded auditions, upon which the ranking of the 100 finalists were based.
Comcast fetes local students
Brandon Wu of Jackson High School was recognized as Comcast Leaders and Achievers with a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation for outstanding commitment to community service.
Wu plans to attend University of Washington in the fall.
The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, funded through The Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors for exemplary community service, leadership skills, positive attitude, and academic achievement.
Bands return from B.C. competition
The Jackson High School bands have returned from Vancouver, B.C., where they were among 1,400 students competing in the Heritage Music Festival. Ratings were in the categories of gold, silver, bronze, merit and festival awards. Jazz Ensemble II received a Silver Award and second place; Symphonic Band won a Silver Award and second place; Wind Ensemble received a Silver Award; Jazz Ensemble I won a Gold Award; and Percussion Ensemble took home a Gold Award, first place and the Adjudicator’s Award for high scoring.
Next spring the band will perform aboard Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas during its cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico.