NC Bandmasters Association All-District Band:
Daniel Elston represented Friendship Christian School at the Central District (NC Bandmasters Association) All-District Band Clinic on Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2015. Daniel competed against 73 high school trombone players from public and private schools in a district composed of 13 counties (including Wake, Durham, Orange and Guilford) in the middle of NC. Daniel, a ninth grader, came in 7th place overall (2nd place in grades 9-10) and will be in the 9-10 wind ensemble (2nd chair). Only 24 students were selected to participate in one of the 3 the showcase bands. His score was also high enough to allow him to compete for a spot in the NCBA All-State Honors Band which will include students from the entire state of NC. Only the top three trombone students in each of the six all-district bands qualify to try out for the Honors Band. Congratulations, Daniel!
Senior High Poetry and Essay Winners
Georgia Baxter and Aaron Walker will be representing FCS in the NCCSA Fine Arts Competition in March. Georgia’s essay “If the Truth Were Known ” and Aaron’s poem “Reflections” have been sent to the state fine arts office for judging. State winners will be announced at the fine arts competition in March.