2014 Student Horn Workshop Photos
62 Horn Players!
At the conclusion of the Horn Society of the Carolinas’ inaugural 2014 Student Horn Workshop, a mass horn choir, conducted by Dr. Lynda Pickney, gave goose bumps to the listeners as the group started to play a special arrangement for the HSoC of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’. This was probably a ‘first’ in the city of Charlotte when 46 middle and high school French Horn players joined with the Horn Society to conclude a day filled with performances, master classes, small ensembles, and practical sessions on warm-up techniques as well as the proper care and maintenance of the horn.
Students from North and South Carolina participated in a program that was designed to improve their horn playing skills by playing alongside professional horn players as well as other HSoC members who enjoy the opportunity of horn choir ensembles. Individual performances by the students who were preparing for All Region and All District Band auditions in South Carolina and North Carolina respectively, provided a unique opportunity to receive additional coaching on both the technical horn playing curriculum and their solo horn repertoire. The format for the day was similar to what college horn players experience at the horn workshops around the US such as the Southeast Horn Workshop scheduled at UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, NC March 7-9.
Each student participating in the workshop received an exclusive HSoC horn maintenance kit including, slide grease, valve oil, mouth piece brush, and a special pencil clip for the horn. A shirt with the following unique design commemorating the event was also distributed at the end of the program to each participant.
The HSoC anticipates that a similar workshop will be conducted next year to provide another educational and fun event for even more students.Click here to view photos from the 2014 HSoC Student Horn Workshop