Music in the Orchard Pavilion
Caitlyn Yount, one of the 6 students from North Raleigh Christian Academy who will be performing, has graced the Orchard pavilion stage for 2 years as requisite to receive honors credit for her band class by participating in an extra performance outside of school. This year she is joined by her brother, Nathan, 2 years her junior and recipient of the Quincy Jones Musicianship Award for a jazz band. In the same grade as Nathan, Evangeline Williams won the director’s choice award for middle school concert band. And Parker Gray, another ninth grader, placed second chair for trombones in the NCCSA All-State Symphonic Band. Mathew Norman, a senior, is band captain for the school’s marching band; and Noah Rupert, in 10th grade, has placed in the NCCSA Symphonic band for 3 years. Together, they play alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trombone, clarinet, piccolo, trumpet, flute, mellophone, French horn, flugel horn, guitar, and ukulele. They based their name as a nod to their school mascot—Knight.
For 30 minutes, plan to be entertained and amazed at the new talent with songs that include concert pieces and plenty of jazz. Six kids on over twice the number of instruments.