The Chelan High School Band has been selected to perform at the 2018 Washington State Music Educators Association State Conference in Yakima, WA on February 17, 2018. The band was asked to provide a current photo for publicity use and to be included in the state conference programs.
“That isn’t the easiest task in the world to accomplish with 75 high school students apart from taking that picture at a concert or performance,” Chelan Band Director Steve Burdick said. “Since we needed the photo sooner than our first formal concert, this required an alternate plan of measuring and assigning concert tuxes and dresses to the entire band.”
Burdick continued, “Vicki Hoffman worked so hard to make the group look professional and well dressed for our photo session. Looking good is one thing, but capturing that moment is another. I want to thank Jared Eygabroad for his handy work with his camera and drone.”
Jared, his wife Toni, and children Kaden (grade 6) and Cash (grade 3) are hard core snow skiers and can be found all over Mission Ridge and the back country. Many of Jared’s photos and videos are used as feature pieces on the Mission Ridge’s website.
“I think you will agree, he captured the spirit of our student musicians and highlighted the beautiful area where we get to live, work, and learn together!” Burdick said.
There is also link to a drone fly-over, which the Chelan High School Band will use in their introductions at the performance.
(Submitted by Steve Burdick, Chelan HS Band Director)