Friday, September 24, 2021

Harpool band to perform at Music for All National Festival

Harpool Middle School’s Symphonic Band will be performing at the 2015 Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis this coming March. The Harpool Symphonic Band is one of only five middle school bands from across the United States selected to perform at this year’s festival.

Harpool is the first Denton County middle school invited to perform at the festival. The Lantana school was selected to perform by a panel of esteemed musicians after submitting a recorded performance.

Participating Harpool Symphonic Band members include: Drew Allen, Troy Barnes, Chris Beckett, Kenny Beutter, Dante Borino, Carson Burgess, Ashton Cartwright, Ashlynn Clark, Madison Cummings, Bishop Cutting, Kennedi Davis, Kara Debruin, Jacob Diaz, Jonathan Dillenberg, Kiersten Farris, Blayne Franklin, Jake Goldberg, Hunter Gonya, Chad Gscheidle, Kyle Gscheidle, Lexi Helal, Josh Hickson, Emily Holder, Brent Jackson, Matthew Kasitz, Reece Krause, Allie Lawler, Camden leake, Gabriel Lee, Connor Mcclintock, Austin McNair, Ethan Nava, Kaleigh Peacock, Chris Pink, Carter Price, Aidan Quinn, Nathan Reynolds, Michael Rieder, James Shleton, Gavin Smethers, Sarah Spivey, Matthew Stover, Harry Strain, Reid Tovar, Isela Uscanga, Andrew Watson, Grayson Weiss, Preston Wheat, Tyler Wilson and Sierra Winder.

The Music for All National Festival is one of the most prestigious events in the country for concert bands, orchestras and percussion ensembles.

Participating students will be evaluated and receive instruction from renowned music educators and perform a concert at the end of the festival at Butler University.

Bryan Stone is the band director at Harpool. He is assisted by Heather Brannock.

To help cover the costs of the trip, band members attending the festival need sponsorships from individuals and corporations. A sponsorship information page has been set up at

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