After making their NEKMEA Honor groups and auditioning again at the state level, we had several students make a KMEA State Honor Group. These students will perform with these groups at the KMEA In-Service Workshop February 26th-28th, where the BVW Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will also be performing.
Billy Ferguson - oboe - 1st chair Orchestra - 3 year member!
Luisa Galhardo - oboe - 1st chair 56A Band- 3 year member!
Sarah Freeburne - bassoon - 4th chair Orchestra - 3 year member!
Alix Noteboom - clarinet - 20th chair 56A Band
Michael Svoren - alto sax - 2nd chair Jazz Band
Nick Nordstrom - trumpet - 4th chair Orchestra
Evan Norkey - tuba - 4th chair 56A Band
Congratulations to these students on their achievement!
Below are some great pictures from Senior Night in October taken by Brian Turner. What a great season and a wonderful class of seniors! Congratulations, class of 2015!
After auditioning this past Friday, the following 19 students made one of the NEKMEA District Honor groups as a member or alternate. They will rehearse and perform during the NEKMEA Mini-Convention on December 6th at Blue Valley High School. Congratulations!
Hannah Flowers, 8th chair flute, Red band
Billy Ferguson, 1st chair oboe, Red band
Luisa Galhardo, 1st chair oboe, Blue band
Sarah Freeburne, 1st chair bassoon, Blue band
Alix Noteboom, 10th chair clarinet, Red band
Bailey George, alternate clarinet
Michael Svoren, 3rd chair alto sax, Blue band, 2nd alto, Jazz band
Nick Nordstrom, 10th chair trumpet, Red band
Nick Pfieff, alternate trumpet
Chandler Conn, 3rd chair French horn, Blue band
Trevor Finch, 6th chair trombone, Blue band
Will Damewood, alternate euphonium
Evan Norkey, 1st chair tuba, Red band
Shabad Washist, 3rd chair tuba, Red band
Hythem Abouodah, 5th chair tuba, Blue band
Ryan Barrett, 6th chair tuba, Red band
Matt Ketcham, timpani, Blue band
Dante Decicco, alternate guitar, jazz band
Cameron Harris, alternate bari sax, jazz band
After a long season (and a very long bus ride), the Red & Silver Briagade won 2nd place in Class AA at the BOA San Antonio Super Regional! This is a very competitive event, and the students should be so proud of the hard work they've put in over the last two weeks to push us to this accomplishment. Congratulations to the band!
Auditions for Concert Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble are this week, and ensemble rosters will be posted once those are done. Concert season starts on Friday with the first rehearsal for each group, and our winter concert is only a month away!
The BVW Red & Silver Brigade put on a great show at the Lee's Summit North Marching Invitational on Saturday, October 11th. They came home with awards for Best Solo (Billy Ferguson), Best Music, Best General Effect, and 1st in their division. Congratulations! See below for pictures from Brian Turner.
Director of Bands, BVW
Assistant Director of Bands, BVW
Director of Bands, LKMS
Director of Bands, PRMS
Blue Valley West High School
16200 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66085