Steel Band

Island Breeze - NMMEA All State Honor Ensemble

Island Breeze, along with members of the Sandia HS and Albuquerque Academy Steel Bands, were selected to be the Honor Ensemble at the 2019 NMMEA All State Festival. The Honor Ensemble Concert is at Popejoy Hall at UNM on Thursday January 10. The concert will start at 3pm with the Concert Choir from Piedra Vista High School and the 2019 Massed Steel Collaborative will perform at 3:45pm. There is no cost to attend the Honor concert although there is like a charge for parking at UNM.

Itinerary for Island Breeze Members - Thursday January 10

All students who are not participating in an All-State band/orchestra need to report to school for 1st and 2nd period. We will load up the truck during second period. Parents may pick up students from the school at 10:00am.

11:30am - Report to Popejoy Hall Lobby, move to back entrance of Popejoy and unload the truck to bring instruments into Rodey Hall/Popejoy backstage

12:00pm - Lunch on your own. I recommend Frontier!

12:45pm - Report backstage Popejoy Hall

1:00pm - Dress Rehearsal in Popejoy Hall

3:00pm - Concert Begins! Honor Choir will perform first


4:30pm - Sign Autographs, Pack Up Truck, Head back to Cibola High School

5:45pm - Arrive at Cibola, Unload Truck, High Fives all around.

6:15pm - Dismiss

Congratulations on your selection as the New Mexico All-State General Music Honor Ensemble! We're very proud of you!


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