Riverside County high school honor band debuts

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RIVERSIDE – The inaugural Riverside County High School Honor Band, consisting of 79 students from 19 high schools in 17 Riverside County school districts, performed Saturday, Feb. 1, at Palm Springs High School’s Richards Center for the Arts in Palm Springs. Assembling the best high school musicians from across Riverside County was the vision of Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Judy D. White. At the auditions, students performed five-minute solos and showcased their rhythm, high tone quality, dynamics and overall musicality. The honor band ensemble was directed by Kevin McKeown, the conductor of the wind ensembles at the University of California Irvine and at Santa Monica College. As part of White’s commitment to increasing student access to the visual and performi
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