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Ten Ravens Selected for All-District Bands
Students post with their band instruments

Students in both the Middle School and Upper School bands made a strong showing in their auditions for the East Central District Bandmasters Association’s All-District bands

In all, 21 Ravens submitted auditions for the district-wide competition, which is open to students in both public and private sixth-12th grade schools in Wake County. Of those, 10 students were named to an ensemble, with two more chosen as alternates. The selected students will gather for a weekend clinic and concert in Raleigh later this month.

Congratulations to these students for their musical excellence and for representing Ravenscroft so well!

Middle School Band

  • Elle Warner ’26, 1st chair Oboe, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Eva Awasthi ’27, 2nd alternate Oboe 

  • Joshua Ward ’26, 2nd chair Trombone, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Xaden Wilson ’26, 3rd chair Trombone, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Amelia Ward ’26, 1st chair Tuba, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Ethan Dinitz ’26, 1st chair Timpani, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition) and 1st chair Mallets, Middle School Symphonic Band (eligible for All-State audition). Ethan has chosen Timpani.

Upper School Band

  • Alexa Gillon ’24, 2nd chair Euphonium, 9-10 Wind Ensemble (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Austin Greene ’25, 3rd chair Snare, 9-10 Wind Ensemble

  • Elijah Smith ’25, 1st chair Tuba, 9-10 Wind Ensemble (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Henry Zhang ’25, 10th chair Clarinet, 9-10 Wind Ensemble

  • Tul Cherukuri ’24, 5th chair Clarinet, 9-10 Wind Ensemble (eligible for All-State audition)

  • Michael Rutigliano ’22, 1st alternate Tenor Sax, 11-12

As noted, eight of these students placed high enough to be eligible to audition at the All-State level. This recognition involves another round of auditions, in which students compete against the top chairs of all seven districts for the opportunity to perform at UNC-Chapel Hill in May. We wish them success!