Findlay High School violinist to perform with the 2013 NAfME All-National Orchestra in Nashville

Findlay, Ohio—Hiromasa (Alex) Harada, Findlay High School senior violinist, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. He will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the U.S. to perform at a gala concert in Nashville in October.

These exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the baton of the most prominent conductors in the U.S.: Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles, consisting of concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education. The symphony orchestra will have approximately 150 instrumentalists, and Harada is one of just four students from Ohio participating in this ensemble. He competed against top students from all across the U.S. to earn a spot in this ensemble.

The All-National Orchestra will perform for an audience of thousands on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville.

The National Association for Music Education, among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

Orchestra Calendar 2013 – 2014

September 28


Concessions UF vs. Notre Dame College (noon)

November 7   Donnell MS Fall Concert, DMS, 7:30 PM
November 13   Glenwood MS Fall Concert, GMS, 7:30 PM

November 20


FHS Orchestra Pops Dress Rehearsal - after school

November 21


FHS Orchestra Pops Concert, FHS, 7:30 PM

December 18   Chamber Orchestra w/ Choir Christmas Concert 7:30 PM

January 9


4th grade rehearsal at FHS, 3:45- 4:45 PM

January 13


5th & 6th grade rehearsal at FHS, 3:45- 4:45 PM

January 14


6th, 7th & 8th grade rehearsal at FHS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

January 16   All City Orchestra Festival, FHS 7:30 PM
February 1   HS Solo & Ensemble Contest, Lima Sr., All Day

Feb. 28 & Mar. 1


FHS State Orchestra Contest, Bowling Green HS, PM

April 25


Music Awards at FHS, Cafeteria, 6:30 PM

April 30


DMS Orchestra/Band Concert, DMS 7:30 PM

May 1


Music Awards at FHS, Cafeteria, 6:30 PM

May 6


GMS Orchestra/Band Concert, GMS 7:30 PM

May 14


4th & 5th Grade All City String Rehearsal @GMS 3:45-5:15 pm

May 15


All City 4th & 5th Grade Concert @GMS, 7:30 pm

May 19


FHS Spring Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra Concert, FHS, 7:30 PM




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