In their inaugural season, the Forest Park Winter Guard won the Bronze Medal at the Atlantic Indoor Assiciation Virginia Championships. The guard competed with 17 others in the Regional A2 division. Congratulations to the team and their coach, Elisa Lessard.
On Saturday, April 11th the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association recognized the Forest Park High School Bruin Band as a Virginia Honor Band for the 2014-15 school year. This award was achieved by earning Superior ratings at both the Marching Band Assessment in the Fall and the Concert Band Assessment in March. In addition, the Bruin Band received special recognition for earning the Honor Band award for the 10th time.
Despite some interesting logistics, the Wind Ensemble participated as a selected band at the National Band Association symposium held at George Mason University this weekend.
Pictured is the group rehearsing with Col. Dennis Layendecker (retired) Commander and Conductor of the US Air Force Band. The band also rehearsed with Captain Brian Walden, Commander and Conductor of the US Navy Band.