Congratulations to the YPAS Percussion Ensemble for being selected to perform at the 71st Annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Professional Development Conference in Chicago, IL December 20-23, 2017. The Midwest clinic is the granddaddy of all music conferences. Attendees consist of instrumental music educators at all grade levels, college professors, professional musicians, famous conductors and numerous composers from around the world. There are over 400 exhibitors, close to 18,000 participants, 650 exhibit booths, 50+ concerts and 100+ clinic sessions. People from over 30 countries and all 50 states attend this professional development conference. This was a very competitive and rigorous audition process and YPAS was 1 of only 2 HS percussion ensembles in the world to be selected to perform a showcase concert. What a true honor! This is the first ensemble associated with the YPAS Band program to ever perform at Midwest in the school’s 39 year history, and the first percussion ensemble to ever do so in JCPS and the state of KY.
The performance date and time will be announced soon. Freshman: Faith Greenwell, Spencer Shina, Kyle Roemer. Sophomores: Josh Doelling, Bryce LaRue, Sam Riddick, Ford Smith. Juniors: Langdon Caldwell, Ryan Dawson, Thaddaeus Harris, Omkar More, Elijah Shina, Tony Tran. Seniors: Collin Barth and Brent Williams. (Not pictured: Jr. Elijah Shina – he was at a National honor orchestra performance).