The Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) held its Honor Band performance at Hemet High School this past Saturday. A total of 170 students from multiple schools throughout the district were handpicked by faculty and staff.
The selected students were divided into three groups — elementary, middle and high school.
All 170 students, ranging from grades four through 12, were given music to practice over the winter break. On Saturday, the students brought their talent to the stage.
Dan Boulton, Hemet High School’s band director and HUSD’s music coordinator, was behind making this event happen. While this event was something done in the past, it has not been done in many years.
“Sometime in the 1980s it stopped,” said Boulton. “As the coordinator, I just think it’s important because these kids socially get to interact. They get to work with different directors and people — exploring that space musically with different people than they normally would.”
Dr. Tony Mazzaferro, director of bands at Fullerton College, was the conductor.
All the students were there for a single purpose — their love of music.
Idyllwild Elementary School Honor Band
Rory Lovett Jensen
Soren “Gus” Peterson
Idyllwild Middle School Honor Band