Future Plans

For the 2017-2018 school year, the North Raleigh Honor Band will not have a season. Over the past two years, we have found this endeavor to be very fulfilling, but also very challenging. We have truly enjoyed working with the musicians and creating a program that has succeeded in many ways. That being said, we have certainly had our challenges and obstacles. With our founder, Hannah, going to college at Wake Forest in the fall and our program being less established than we had anticipated it wou...
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April Concert

Congratulations to all of the North Raleigh Honor Band musicians for a fantastic spring concert! We really pushed them to step outside of their comfort zones and try something different, and they exceeded expectations. Our musicians performed eleven pieces on this last concert of the season including three for percussion ensemble, three for brass band, four for wind ensemble, and one for full band. The concert program and recordings can be found here. Please contact us for the password to downlo...
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Fantastic Concert and Re-opened Registration

The 2016-2017 North Raleigh Honor Band Winter Concert was a success! Despite snow setbacks, Ms. Harris and our talented musicians put on a wonderful concert. If you would like to hear the performance, please contact us for the password to the recordings which can be found here. As we are gearing up for our second concert of the season, we have decided to briefly re-open registration on our Join the Honor Band page. Any musicians who are interested in participating in the second half of our 20...
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Winter Concert

This evening's rehearsal has been cancelled due to Wake County school closure, but the show must go on! The North Raleigh Honor Band's Winter Concert will take place on January 18th at 7:30 in the Millbrook High School Auditorium. Please join us to appreciate the hard work of our talented musicians and conductor, Zoë Harris, as they perform March Jubilee by James Swearingen, Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes, Avenger by Rob Grice, and Joyance by Bruce Pearson. We will also hold a small recepti...
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Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2016-2017 North Raleigh Honor Band Season is now open! Some exciting changes to look for include: A year-long program that will run from September 21st to April 26th with two concerts, January 18th and April 26th. Both our Conductor, Rashad Hayward, and Assistant Conductor, Kyle Ellington, in rehearsals. Special rehearsals including private lessons with high school mentors, professional and mentor led sectionals, and small ensemble rehearsals that will lead to per...
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Our Big Concert Approaches

North Raleigh Honor Band Conductor
Welcome back, musicians! We hope you all had a great time on spring break and are ready to come back and make some music together.  We have only a few rehearsals left before our inaugural concert on April 27th at 7:00 PM in Durant Road Middle School’s auditorium. See you all at rehearsal this Wednesday night at 7:00 PM at Millbrook High School.
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High School Sectional Leaders Start Their Work

Middle School Honor Band Student Playing Trumpet
Last week, our North Raleigh Honor Band held its first sessions led by our fabulous high school sectional leaders from the Millbrook High School band program. Our sectional leaders offered drills and techniques to the percussionists (led by Ethan Styll), ensemble insight to the woodwinds (led by Carissa Petzold), tone production tips to the low brass (led by Jeremy Petersen), and music practice to the trumpets and french horns (led by Hannah Scanlon). By all accounts, both our middle school musi...
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North Raleigh Honor Band Off and Running

Hannah Scanlon Founder and President of Music Is Instrumental
Last night, Music Is Instrumental's North Raleigh Honor Band kicked off with our first rehearsal at Millbrook High School.  By all accounts, the evening was a great start to our inaugural season.   The honor band musicians were introduced to Conductor, Michael Krier as well as several of our high school musician mentors.  Music Is Instrumental's Founder and President, Hannah Scanlon, commented "We are so excited to have our musicians and conductor all in one place and making music for the first ...
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New Year, New Band In Raleigh!

Happy New Year from Music Is Instrumental! We are tremendously excited that the launch of our North Raleigh Honor Band for advanced middle school musicians is just days away.  Our inaugural half-season starts with our first rehearsal from 7:00-8:30 PM on Wednesday January 6th in the band room at Millbrook High School.  We will hold a second set of placement hearings during this rehearsal for students who could not attend the sessions in December.  Details on the placement hearings can be foun...
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It’s Not Too Late!

Great job to all those who played for Mr. Krier and Hannah at tonight's placement hearings! We are very excited to work with you all in the coming months. For those who could not make it tonight or have not yet registered, do not worry! We will leave registration open until our first rehearsal on January 6th. At this rehearsal, our sectional instructors will hold a second round of placement hearings for those who could not make it tonight. Find registration for the North Raleigh Honor Band an...
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