Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools.
More than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States have been selected to perform in the 2013 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Honors Ensembles.
For the first time in five years, Lawrence High School is proud to announce that an LHS student, senior Alto II vocalist Lexi Cubberley, has been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus.
With assistance from her music teacher, Jim Fillmore, Lexi will prepare remarkably challenging music that she will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event.
Students will spend three days rehearsing with one of four conductors during the Eastern Division Conference of the NAfME to be held in Hartford, Conn., in preparation for performances on April 7, 2013.
The NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble voice chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of NAfME.
The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately one hundred fifty instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have twenty instrumentalists, the treble voice chorus will have one hundred twenty vocalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately three hundred fifty vocalists.
Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division oversee the selection process in their state during the Spring and early Fall of the year before the event and compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration.
The 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall, in Hartford, Conn. For program and ticket information please visit www.nafme-eastern.org.