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McLean High Bands Win at National Competition in Boston

Individual music awardees pose after three McLean High bands placed first in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival competition in Boston last weekend. Pictured are Jeong-In Lee, Josh Higbee, Brett Park, Margaret Duvall and Danielle Wertz.

Individual music awardees pose after three McLean High bands placed first in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival competition in Boston last weekend. Pictured are Jeong-In Lee, Josh Higbee, Brett Park, Margaret Duvall and Danielle Wertz. Photo Contributed

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Members of McLean High School’s Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Bands in Boston after first place awards at a national music competition.

McLean High School’s Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Bands all brought home first place trophies from a national band competition in Boston last weekend. In addition the school’s Percussion Ensemble received the highest "Superior Gold" rating by judges and five musicians received an "Individual Soloist Award."

McLean’s bands traveled to Boston to compete in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival which pitted the music program against top programs in high schools from the East Coast to California and Alaska.

Individual Soloist Awards were received by Margaret Duvall and Josh Higbee for trumpet, Jeong-In Lee for clarinet, Brett Park for baritone saxophone, and Danielle Wertz as jazz vocalist.