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Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble

September 14, 2012

Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble accepted to the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference

Press Release: August 30, 2012

Last spring, Kyle Smith, the band director at Westbrook High School, submitted an unedited recording to a board of music educators at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference for review. Any band, in any school system, on the east coast from Fairfax County, Virginia, and north, can submit recordings of their bands for review and potential acceptance but it is quite challenging to get in.  In fact, it’s so challenging that in the history of the Eastern Division Conference, that it has been since 1995 since another Maine band has attended.

The first time that a submission from Westbrook was sent was two years ago and the submission was denied. That recording was reviewed by Dr. Andrew Boysen, Professor of Music at the University of New Hampshire as well as other well known and respected high school band directors in the area, and important improvements were made.

This time around it was a different story and the city of Westbrook and the state of Maine will be represented through the current Wind Ensemble class at Westbrook High School.

The conference is to be held in Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday, April 4 -Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble at Merrill Auditorium
Photo by Sd Good, 2012

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