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Arts & Entertainment - February 28, 2014

Headed for Carnegie Hall

Foothill musicians to join elite performers

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

The Foothill Wind Symphony has been accepted to perform at the 2015 New York International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York, announced Joshua Butterfield, director of Instrumental Music at Foothill High School. It is scheduled for April 4-8, 2015.

"This is a huge honor for our band and school," Butterfield said in an email to the Foothill High community. "This particular festival only accepts six youth groups to perform per year, and we are very honored to have earned the opportunity to perform at such a prestigious venue."

"Our students have worked so hard and we are all very proud of them for this accolade," he added. "We plan to represent Foothill and our community well at this event."

The Foothill High School music program has a marching band, color guard, two jazz bands, winter percussion and guard, wind ensemble, symphonic band and concert band. In the past 32 years, the marching band has won nearly 1,000 Sweepstakes awards and first-place trophies, and is the only band to have represented Northern California five times in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade.


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