The end of the season has been an exciting series of events for the band. Once back from spring break, the band launched into several weeks of intensive rehearsals, as they prepared for the 2013 North American Brass Band Championships. The band placed well after solid performances of the set work, Ellerby's Elgar Variations, and their own choice selection, Peter Graham's Montage.
On returning home from the championships, the band spent the final two weeks of the semester rehearsing for the last concert of the season. As usual, this performance was also the time to say thank you and goodbye to those students graduating or going on to student teaching - Elizabeth Taylor, cornet; Kaitlin Kenepp, solo horn; Leland Matsumura, trombone; Kevin LaPoint, Bb Bass and Liz Wood, percussion.
The semester concluded with the band's annual awards dinner at Ell Charro. Those recognized for the 2012-2013 season were: Most Improved Player - Alec Moser, soprano cornet; Newbie of the Year - Kyle Remnant, solo trombone; Outstanding Section Member - Nathan Gredler, euphonium; Outstanding Principal Player - Tim Guidry, solo cornet; Outstanding Section - baritone/euphonium; Director's Award - Joel Collier, principal euphonium; Bandsman of the Year - Elizabeth Taylor.
JMU Brass Band