5/30/2023 0 Comments
This morning, NASA and Cooper Middle School gave a presentation on the Artemis Project, and honored my composition The Artemis Generation, which was used in the broadcast of the first Artemis launch. Thank you Lisa Barrow, Matt Baker, and Alex Singer for hosting this event. It was so cool to meet Artemis 1 Mission Manager Mike Sarafin, Sheela Logan from Artemis Integration, and Astronaut Chris Ferguson from Boeing. Thank you also to FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid and Assistant Superintendent Douglas Tyson for being there to celebrate the way that music can bring people and ideas together! - Doug Wallace
I would like to congratulate all of my private percussion students who took the 2023 All-District Band Auditions on January 7th. Going through the process of taking this audition is a win for any student whether they actually make the ensemble or not.
Having said this, I want to give a shout out to my private students who made it this year...
Middle School: Finn Murphy and Amber Cao
*High School: Ben Schirmeier, Myah Tokajer, Ryan Healy, Nikhil Kuntipuram, Ethan Moore, Tommy Worden, John Farrell, Jianwen Ding, Jack Morgan, Harry Lue, and Lili Thamasett
*9 of the 14 high school percussionists selected for the 2023 District 12 All-District Bands were private students of mine, which makes me very proud. As far as I know, at least 4 (maybe 5) have qualified to audition for All-State Band and Orchestra. Good luck at All-Virginia auditions Ben, Myah, Nikhil, and Ryan!