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Gaston Day Band members selected for NC Bandmasters Association’s Honors Band

Feb 06, 2020 12:04PM ● By Carolyn Henwood

Ben Heckel and Max Shedd

Gaston Day School is proud to announce that eighth grader Maxwell Shedd (Max) and sophomore Benjamin Heckel (Ben) were selected to participate in the North Carolina Bandmasters Association’s South Central District Honors Band. The North Carolina Bandmasters Association is a professional association of band directors that hosts many concerts, jazz band clinics, and performance festivals.

Max and Ben competed with over 1,800 students from 162 schools to participate in the prestigious honors band and clinic. Both students were first chair or principal players in their respective sections. Because of their high placement, both are eligible to audition for the North Carolina All-State Honors Band later this year.

Percussionist, Maxwell Shedd, is the son of Drs. Kelly and Omer Shedd and tubist, Benjamin Heckel, is the son of Dr. Jennifer Kacmar and Dr. Mark Heckel.