Fleming Island High wind ensemble to play at statewide Music Education Conference

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Posted 12/16/20

FLEMING ISLAND – The Fleming Island High Wind Ensemble will perform at during the 2021 Florida Music Education Association Virtual Professional Development Conference and All-State Experience, …

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Fleming Island High wind ensemble to play at statewide Music Education Conference

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FLEMING ISLAND – The Fleming Island High Wind Ensemble will perform at during the 2021 Florida Music Education Association Virtual Professional Development Conference and All-State Experience, which runs on Jan. 13-16. The ensemble will perform virtually at the President’s Concert on Jan. 13 from 8-9 p.m.

The Fleming Island High School Wind Ensemble is the top performing ensemble at Fleming Island High and is primarily under the direction of Mara Rose. The ensemble has received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, given to bands that receive a superior in marching, district concert assessment and state concert assessment for six of the last eight years. The ensemble has received a rating of superior at District Concert Festival since the school opened in 2003. Additionally, the wind ensemble has received a superior at State Concert Festival nine of the last 10 years.

In 2019, Rose was a recipient of the Andrew J. Crew award, through the Florida Bandmasters Association, which is given to directors that have received superiors at the state level for five consecutive years. Fleming Island has traveled and performed throughout the state of Florida and recently performed in London, England and in Rome, Italy.

This year’s conference will feature more than 120 sessions, including 70-plus live, interactive sessions for music educators in all subjects and teaching levels; on-demand access to all session recordings; a Virtual Exhibit Hall; a College Fair; networking; the All-State Experience; and performances and mini-concerts. There will also be a Pre-Conference focusing on "Health & Wellness for Music Educators."

FMEA President, Dr. Steven N. Kelly, PhD, said: “Being selected to perform for the President’s Concert of the FMEA Conference is one of the most prestigious honors an ensemble can receive. It is a recognition of dedication, hard work, and achievement at the highest level by both the students and teachers as they represent the very best of their schools and communities.”

Please contact Val Anderson at Val@FMEA.org or (800) 301-3632 to access this or other conference sessions. More information about the FMEA Virtual Professional Development Conference and Fleming Island High may be found at www.FMEA.org.

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