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SEEDS OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Kendall performs with All-State Band

by GABRIELLE REESE and HANNAH SHIRLEY, Gazette Student News Reporters on April 11, 2014 10:50 AM

Seeds of Faith Christian Academy is proud to announce that 10th-grade student Jasmine Kendall was selected, by audition, to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Band in Hershey on March 26-29.

Kendall was selected to play in a wind ensemble consisting of only six flutes. These students are considered to be the top wind players in the state of Pennsylvania. Kendall placed third seat in the flute section.

Being selected for this honor, Kendall had to overcome many hurdles. First, to be selected for District Band, Kendall had to audition in advance and was one of 1,800 students who made it. In the flute section of District Band, which consisted of 192 flute players and 12 Districts, Kendall was first chair in her section.

[PHOTO: Jasmine Kendall, a flutist and student at the Seeds of Faith Christian Academy, represented the school in March as part of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Band in Hershey.   (Hannah Shirley/Seeds of Faith Christian Academy photo)]

After Districts, Kendall next auditioned for Regional Band. Regional Band consisted of 900 students representing six regions.

Kendall placed first chair in the flute section of 96 players. Most recently Kendall attended the PMEA state conference. To make it to the state level, Kendall placed in the wind ensemble as a result of her No. 1 seeding in Regionals.

She is a very talented young musician, but she also spends a lot of time practicing.

She averages about seven hours of solo practice each week. Kendall has only been playing flute for five short years and has been able to achieve things most people only dream of.

Not only is Kendall an amazing flute player, she has a wonderful personality and is very humble about her talents.

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