Congratulations to the Turner Ashby High School Destination Imagination team, "Destination Standing Ovation" for placing 1st at the regional tournament on March 3 in Winchester. They have earned the opportunity to compete in the State DI tournament in Richmond on March 24. Team members are Reilly Breeden, Erin Batten, Logan Breeden and Jack Breeden.
Message from Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) on why theatre education is important.
TA FACT: Did you know that the past two years TA has had the most students make District Choir out of our entire district? Our music district includes 19 different private/public schools.
Statistic: Students have better SAT scores. Studies have shown that students, who have a music education, score higher on the SATs. Some reports indicate the scores are as much as 63 points on the verbal portion and up to 44 points on the math portion.
March is "Music In Our Schools" month and to celebrate the band department will present a concert this Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 P.M. The concert will feature the concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble and wind ensemble.
Everyone is Invited to share in the students' talents.
The goal of this concert is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children - and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.
Performing Pieces will include the following:
Eternal Peaks - A musical image of the Rocky Mountains, including avalanche
Children of Sanchez - A Chuck Mangione jazz classic
Ireland: Of Legend & Lore - A Celtic Folksong medley
The Forensics program competed at the Super Regional level on Saturday and qualified 3 Knights for the State Championships. Emily Villacrusis placed 1st in Humorous Interp to lead the team. Ben Neher finished 2nd in Extemporaneous, and Ian Phillips finished 2nd in Prose. Good luck to these students at the next event!
The forensics team had a fine showing at the VHSL Region tournament on Saturday. The Knights were led by medalists Emily Villacrusis, who placed 1st in Humorous Interpretation, Ben Neher, who took 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Ian Phillips, who was 3rd in Prose Interpretation. They advance to the Super Region tournament this weekend. Qualifying as alternates for the Super Region were: Wyatt Smith, 4th in Extemp; Barrett Gay, 5th in Original Oratory; and Savannah Fife and Neha Jamarkattel, 5th in Serious Duo. Additionally, Abby Villacrusis placed 6th in Humorous Interp. Great job by everyone on the team!
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