AMIS (Association for Music in International Schools) hosts honor band festivals in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa for international school students participating in Choir, Orchestra and Band. At the Middle School level, students from international schools all over Asia are welcome to audition. Auditions are very competitive. In the past UNIS Hanoi students have auditioned, but not been selected.
This year, two grade 7 students from UNIS Hanoi, Jonatan and Anastasha auditioned and have been selected to the AMIS Asia Middle School Honor Band. This is a great accomplishment for them and also for the UNIS Hanoi Band programme.
They will be travelling to Shanghai American School – Puxi to represent UNIS Hanoi among top middle school musicians from 21 other schools. Each school’s selected students will prepare the same music on their own, and at the event students come together and rehearse as a large group under a guest conductor to prepare for the festival concert. Anastasha and Jonatan are both members of the G07/08 Band and the UNIS Concert Band.
A great congratulations to Anastasha and Jonatan!