Monday, May 08, 2017

Zoltán Kodály! Floyd Central's symphony orchestra wins a state championship.

This just might be the best video I ever posted, because it's Doug Elmore and his FCHS orchestra students in the process of winning a state championship -- and while I probably don't know any of the players, Doug's a helluva guy.

He's also one of only a few people around who understands why I'm pumped that the orchestra's winning program included music by Zoltán Kodály.

Congrats to all!

(that's right ... an exclamation mark ... told you it's important)

PHOTO: ORCHESTRATING MASTERY: Floyd Central symphony orchestra wins state title (special to the N and T)

The Floyd Central High School Symphony Orchestra was crowned ISSMA State Champions at Pike High School Indianapolis on Saturday. The Floyd Central A Capella Choir finished third and the Concert Band placed ninth. The orchestra is conducted by Doug Elmore, the choir directed by Angela Hampton and the band byHarold Yankey.

Music played: "Intermezzo" from the Hary Janos Suite by Zoltan Kodaly; Symphony No. 4, movement 4 by Tchaikovsky' Enigma Variations, Variation No. 9 by Edward Elgar. The orchestra has been to the state finals 28 consecutive times and last won in 1995. It placed runner up in 1996, 1998 and 2016.

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