Several Bolles musicians were selected to perform in two national and regional honor bands.
In November, the 2019 National Association for Music Education named Bolles senior Soraya Rafat ’20 to its All-National Modern Band. The honor ensemble represents top performing high school musicians in the country. Rafat began her band studies in middle school and is a member of the Bolles Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Band classmates Will Chamberlin ’23, Henry Li ’20 and Krish Relan ’23 were selected to participate in the Florida Bandmasters Association Duval/Nassau County Honor Band Music Festival. They auditioned for the honor and competed against hundreds of band students from more than 60 public and private schools in Duval and Nassau counties. The students will convene in January for a rehearsal and final performance.