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Brevard High Band Strikes Gold In New York


Last updated 5/7/2019 at 10:04am

Earning the Gold Award at the New York International Music Festival was a worthy reward for months of intense preparation for these Brevard High School band members. (Photos courtesy of Patricia Poché of the BHS Band Association)

Members of the Brevard High School Band enjoyed a peak experience in early April, performing at the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival in one of the world's great music venues, Carnegie Hall. This May, they will bring home an expanded version of their award-winning program for the community to enjoy.

Band director Jim Leatherwood felt this year's ensemble was well-suited to the rigors of performing in a world-class setting. Sending recordings to New York and pairing music to suit the band's strengths, he also recognized early on that parent and community support would be essential t...

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