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Musicians Attend Virtual Honor Band

January 6th, 2021

On Tuesday, December 8, three Symphonic Band clarinetists, Ashley Hoffman, McKenna Roberts, and Elizabeth Appold (l to r) were invited to attend a virtual honor band hosted by the University of Michigan Flint Music Department.  The event was broken into three parts: a virtual meet and greet with Emmy award winning composer Julie Giroux, a sectional with the clarinet teacher at U of M Flint, and a personal recording of Ms. Giroux’s music that will be compiled into a full band piece and sent out to the participants.







Roberts, clarinet section leader, was intrigued by Giroux’s love of video games: “Her background on the zoom call was a room in one of the video games, and she writes a lot of music that is related to the games.” All of the VL musicians loved hearing Giroux’s stories about her connections to a long list of celebrities and professional musicians.  In addition to enjoying the clarinet teacher’s sense of humor, they deemed the entire virtual event a valuable and worthwhile experience.

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