Ferndale Orchestra electrifies their strings with Mark Wood
Last Saturday night, the Ferndale High School auditorium was brought to life like never before by acclaimed electric violinist Mark Wood and Ferndale Orchestra students!
Elementary Talent Shows
If your idea of an elementary talent show is a few songs, some juggling and a piano duet performed in front of a backdrop decorated with tissue paper, you have not experienced Ferndale’s school talent shows.
Four Students invited to perform in Michigan Youth Arts Festival
Ben Seranon (flute) and Isabella Kercorian (clarinet) were both invited to participate in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) Honors Band as a result of their phenomenal performance at State Solo/Ensemble this past weekend.
David Traines (for both violin AND viola) and Alex McColl-Artrip (violin) were both invited to participate in the MYAF Honors Orchestra. In addition, both Ben and Isabella were nominated to audition as one of 4 soloists for the Friday evening Gala concert at MYAF.
Way to go, everyone!
FMS Represents at Detroit Symphony Orchestra Honors Band
On Monday, March 21st, eleven Ferndale Middle School band students represented our music program in the 2016 Detroit Symphony Orchestra Middle School Honors Band Program. Students had to opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned directors in historic Orchestra Hall. In the course of one day, students worked together to learn challenging wind band repertoire alongside Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians, before presenting a concert that evening for family, friends, band directors, and the public at historic Orchestra Hall.
Congratulations to the the students selected for this honor:
- Claire Christin
- Braeden Keener
- Maddie Krycian
- Zelda Lambrix
- Marina Lamphier
- Landen Mundt
- Mitchell Owens
- Jason Payne
- Mira Santella
- Shaun Voss
- Daphne Wilson
Ferndale Instrumental Program Excels During Festival Season
Straight 1s and Excellent performances all around
On Friday March 11th, the Ferndale Instrumental Music Program participated in Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District Festival. Our school district was represented very well, by both the students’ performance on the concert stage and how they conducted themselves throughout the festival experience.