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AHS Orchestra wins Grand National Adjudicators' Invitational

AHS Orchestra Grant National Champions
 
The Atascocita High School Chamber Strings recently competed and was selected as the Honor Group at the Grand National Adjudicators' Invitational. Held each year at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Grand NAI is one of three major national music contests. For this competition musical ensembles from across the United State apply to perform and are selected based on previous performance experiences and awards. Out of the 11 groups performing at this year's contest, the AHS Chamber Strings were selected as the overall winner by a panel of collegiate and professional music directors. In addition, senior violinist Albert Truong was awarded an outstanding soloist certificate at the contest.
 
As a part of their performance tour to Chattanooga, the orchestra stopped en route for a performance at Copper Mill Elementary School in Zachary, Louisiana to encourage their beginning string students to continue their musical development. After the performance in Louisiana, the orchestra had the opportunity to work with music faculty from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and visit the natural sites of Ruby Falls and Rock City in Tennessee.
 
The AHS Chamber Strings' performance repertoire included Hubert Parry's "Prelude" from Lady Radnor's Suite in F, Antonin Dvorak's Legend Op. 56, No. 9, and Bela Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances. The orchestra's final concert, "Performance for a Cause," will be on Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the AHS Performing Arts Center.
 
AHS Orchestra with LA students
AHS Orchestra students with Copper Mill Elementary School string students in Zachary, Louisiana
 
AHS Orchestra at University of Alabama
AHS orchestra students working with music faculty at University of Alabama