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Turner to perform at Orange Bowl

By Staff | Oct 14, 2013

Annie Kate Turner, a student at Jefferson High School, has been selected to represent the state of West Virginia for the 2014 All Star Invitational Marching Band. She will be a part of All Star Marching Band as a flute. The All Star Invitational Marching Band unites talented performers from around the country by offering them the opportunity to showcase their skills at a national marching event and interact with our team of nationally recognized marching directors. Participation in the All Star Invitational Marching Band is limited to the finest high school performers from across North America.

Annie Kate auditioned for the All Star Band and was accepted after a review by the Selection Review Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition videos. Annie Kate will join other performers from the United States for two performances at one of the biggest games in college football, the Discover Orange Bowl.

Annie Kate studies under the direction of JP Lynch and is a member of both the JHS Marching Band and the JHS Symphonic Band.

All Stars will come together for six days in Florida to practice and prepare for the performances. This exciting week includes the opportunity to work with the nation’s leading marching band directors and culminates in not one, but tow performances on one of the biggest stages in college football – the Orange Bowl! The 2014 directors include Dr. Kenneth Dye (Director of Bands, University of Notre Dame), Barry Berndardt (Director of Band, Florida International University), James Hudson (Marching Band Director, Arizona State University), Norm Ruebling (acclaimed percussion educator) and Wes Cartwright.

The All Star Invitational Marching Band combines the skill of the country’s best marching students with the excitement of performing in front of nearly 75,000 fans. Each year, the All Star Invitational Marching Band brings together the most talented high school marching band performers to work with the biggest names in the marching profession and showcase their skills at prestigious national events.

For more information you can contact JP Lynch, Director of JHS Bands, by email at jplynch@access.k12.wv.us or by phone at 304-725-8491.