Honorable Hornets Perform in Major Band Competition


Laurel Davis, News Editor

On Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 12 members of the Roswell High School Band went to Centennial High School to compete in the Fulton County High School Honor Band Event. The following students were elected to participate: sophomores Kelsey Roselli and Ben Fagan, juniors Tyler Godoy, Brady Clements, Harris Newbold, and Will Forrester, and seniors Will Nicholson, Matthew Hartigan, Daniel Ross, Anthony Mansour, Adrian Daniel, and Ian Greenwald. Last year, no members of the RHS Band made it to this event. 

As one can see, a majority of the participants were upperclassmen. Seeing as though this event is very honorable, it makes sense that the most experienced and talented players that have been with RHS would attend. The students had to follow a schedule for the event. 

Left to right: Adrian Daniel (12), Brady Clements (11), Ben Fagan (10), Daniel Ross (12), Anthony Mansour (12), Ian Greenwald (12), Will Forrester (11), Matthew Hartigan (12), Harris Newbold (11), Kelsey Roselli (10), Will Nicholson (12), Tyler Godoy (11) (Credit: John Renfroe)

Starting Monday, November 14, the students checked into Centennial at 1:30 p.m. They spent the rest of the day having ensemble and sectional rehearsals, followed by dinner with a concert from the Kennesaw State University String Quartet. They left Centennial at 8:00 P.M. the first day. The second day started at 10 a.m. The day began with a large ensemble rehearsal, then was followed by lunch time.  They had one more large ensemble rehearsal and then a full rehearsal before dinner. Both orchestra and band prepped for their concert and performed at 7:00 p.m. 

 Senior Adrian Daniel, who plays the euphonium, was one of the students selected to go. Daniel says the experience is “great everyone should at least try out because you’ll learn a lot from the experience and make new friends from different schools.” When asked if he would do it again, he said “absolutely, given the chance I’d do it again in a heartbeat.” This was his first year going.