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Five music students from Floyd Central High School performed in Fort Wayne last Saturday with the Indiana All-State Honors High School Orchestra.  Juniors John McCaffrey, Gunther Knotts, and Liam Flanigan; sophomore Peter Didelot, and senior David Kuo will be part of the orchestra, which is the final attraction at the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) state professional development conference.  The students had to submit extensive audition recordings in October, and were selected from a pool of applicants from across the state.


“The Indiana All-State audition is a very grueling process,” said Doug Elmore, Floyd Central’s orchestra director.  “It includes a major solo piece, several scales, and many of the most difficult passages from the music that the orchestra will be performing.  Not many high school musicians can tackle that much music.”

In addition to being accepted, John McCaffrey, a violinist, was appointed the Concertmaster, or lead first violin, of the orchestra.  This appointment is a very high honor and a great responsibility, and it is the first time that a Floyd Central student has been selected to the position.

The All-State Orchestra will perform at 1:00 pm at the Grand Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne at the close of the conference.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 14:44