Saturday, February 25, 2012

All-State Wind Ensemble 2012

The All-State Wind Ensemble 2012, held on Monday February 20th in Yakima, featured sixty-three of the states' finest high school musicians under the direction of Marcellus Brown and is the premier All-State honor band. Of the four saxophonists chosen to perform, two were my students: Andrew Nelson 1st Chair Alto and Soprano saxophones, and Benjamin Zobel Baritone saxophone.

Although the concert began at 3:00 the journey began at 8:30 in Kirkland with my wife Jennifer and I gathering cold weather clothing in case we got stuck driving through the pass, dog toys and snacks for Koby our Bernese Mountain Dog mix, and of course our morning lattes as we wouldn't be able to function otherwise.

Morning Tonic :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bellevue School of Music Welcome!

Andrew Nelson Alto Saxophone1st Place Soprano/Alto Saxophone SoloEastshore Solo and Ensemble 2012
Andrew Nelson
1st Place Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival 2012
Welcome to the Bellevue School of Music blog hosted by Robert H. Wilson! Here you will find a variety of posts on all things music and student related: view pictures of events that shape the musical lives of our students, read up on techniques to improve your performance, find recommended books to help you along your musical journey, stay current with school performances and more. Join the blog and ask me questions on a topic that interests you.

I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope you'll enjoy our journey together in search of musical excellence.