Liam at All-National Jazz Ensemble
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Liam Harrison’s audition tape—his solo work on the trombone—must have blown the judges away!
The Sayville Senior was one of four tenor trombonist chosen nationally to perform in the All-National Jazz Ensemble with the All-National Mixed Chorus, Orchestra, and Band at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) held in the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN for the three-day festival that took place in late October.
As one of only nineteen performers in the entire Jazz Ensemble, Liam encountered a caliber of musicians, directors, and conductors who surpassed his every expectation. Liam felt it was truly an honor to share this experience with the best in the nation.
In addition to his demo tape, Liam's performance last year in the All-State Jazz Ensemble, along with his updated resume, qualified him for this distinction.
Congratulations, Liam! (In the photos, Liam is sporting the “platinum blond faux hawk” look, a tradition for Sayville Soccer Playoffs.)
From their website: The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. In October of 2014, the ensembles performed in Nashville, Tennessee under the baton of leaders in the field of music education. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles are represented in the following components:
- Concert Band
- Mixed Choir
- Symphony Orchestra
- Jazz Ensemble