Westminster Christian Academy senior Danny Dwyer was recently selected for the fifth trumpet chair for the Missouri All-State Jazz Band.
Dwyer was selected from among a competitive group of several hundred young instrumentalists who auditioned for a chair in the ensemble. Selection for the All-State Jazz Band distinguishes a student as one of the top players in the state and affords the student the opportunity to prepare for the challenges, auditions, and other experiences they may face in music beyond high school.
Dwyer will join other members of the All-State Jazz Band to perform at the annual Missouri Music Educators Association Music Festival in Osage Beach at the end of January, where he will learn a variety of musical skills, including musical expressiveness, instrumental technique, and leadership skills in a musical ensemble.
“The fact that Danny Dwyer made the All-State Jazz Band means that he is one of the top five players in the state,” says Westminster Band Director Eric Taylor. “It is one of the highest achievements a high school musician can obtain.”