Ninth to 12th grade Senior High Band flutists participated in a vibrato masterclass with U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own” flutist, Gunnery Sgt. Ellen Dooley.
While Team East participated in person with the required 12-foot social distancing, Team Rock joined via Google Meet from home. The students heard vibrato demonstrations, experimented with vibrato exercises, received a brief history of the U.S. Marine Band, and participated in a question-and-answer session with Dooley.
The U.S. Marine Band is widely regarded as one of the premier wind ensembles in the world and is known for its educational outreach. This master class was part of that educational outreach program. With more classes to choose from, the district looks forward to providing future experiences for more members of both the Senior and Junior High Bands.
Master Class Participants (* indicates in-person participant)
Adamaris Duran *
Emily Hernandez *
Molly Hernandez *
Megan McMahon *
Emma Pollackov *