Special to GUIDON
James Knight, a junior tuba player at Waynesville High School, was welcomed into the 2020 National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Concert Band Ensemble.
Students from across the country audition for this ensemble, but few make the cut, a spokesperson for the school district said.
On a normal year, Knight would be sent on an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida., to rehearse and put on a concert. Due to
COVID-19, students will meet virtually and work with highly regarded music educators.
In addition to making the national ensemble, Knight also auditioned and made the only open tuba spot in the St. Louis Youth Orchestra.
“As a junior at WHS, he has accomplished so much already,” said Jared Sabatasso, Knight’s music teacher. “This is only the beginning for James.”
(Editor’s note: Information in Student Spotlight is provided by the Waynesville R-VI School District.)