Violist Ferguson Watkins and singers Anthony Sharp, and Mason Trinkle will join more than 670 of the most musically talented high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert for an audience of thousands on Oct. 30, 2013, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
The students will will perform under some of the most prominent conductors in the country, the release says.
Watkins was selected as a member of the National Honors Orchestra, and singers Anthony Sharp and Mason Trinkle were selected as members of the National Honors Chorus.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education, the release says. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately 150 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have 20 instrumentalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately 350 vocalists.
Eligible students have already qualified for their district, regional, and state level music ensembles and have competed against top students from across the United States for a spot in these national honor ensembles.