NC Students Selected For All-National Honors Ensembles

Congratulations to the 18 North Carolina students selected to participate in the NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles (ANHE) at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on November 7-10, 2019. This is a great honor and a transformative opportunity for our music students. The NCMEA is proud to give $250 toward the travel expenses for each student.

The ANHE represents the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. The 2019 ensembles will be under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education.

For more information, see NAfME’s All-National Honors Ensembles page.

The musicians are:

Concert Band

  • Gavin Foley, Tenor Saxophone
    Athens Drive High School
    Dir: Jerome Markoch
  • Avery Greene, Tuba
    Leesville Road High School
    Dir: Alyssa Montgomery
  • Nihar Thakkar, Clarinet 1
    Green Hope High School
    Dir: Brian Myers
  • Aiden McCoy, French Horn 3
    Enloe High School
    Dir: Robert Hunter
  • Zakary Bonham, Trumpet 1
    Corinth Holders High School
    Dir: Olivia Spell
  • Jackson Kuone, Trumpet 2
    Northside High School
    Dir: Colleen Hulihan

Mixed Choir

  • Esha Srinivasan, Alto 1
    Enloe High School
    Dir: Lauren Hallihan
  • Emma Gonzalez, Alto 2
    Enloe High School
    Dir: Lauren Hallihan
  • Gary Whitt, Tenor 1
    RJ Reynolds High School
    Dir: Michael Martinez
  • Lance Lokas, Tenor 2
    Covenant Day School
    Dir: Taylor Nelson

Jazz Ensemble

  • Fred Larsen, Trombone
    Carrboro High School
    Dir: Casey Spillman

Modern Band

  • Noah Justice, Bass
    Currituck County High School
    Dir: Lee Burgess

Symphony Orchestra

  • Sophia Knappe, Cello
    Enloe High School
    Dir: Elizabeth McCollum
  • Tim Rinehart, Double Bass
    Chapel Hill High School
    Dir: Corrie Franklin
  • Jiho Cha, Percussion
    Green Hope High School
    Dir: Brian Myers
  • Tiana Taylor, Viola
    William Amos Hough High School
    Dir: Hugh Haddad
  • Brian Zhan, Violin 1
    Charlotte Country Day School
    Dir: Chris Rydel
  • Jessica Zhong, Violin2
    Cary Academy
    Dir: Yiying Qiao