Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts music students, Ethan Ford and Yosvani Rodriguez, were selected to perform in January with the 2015 Florida Music Educators’ Association All-State Middle School Band.
Both students are eighth graders who have been playing their instrument for three years. In September both students auditioned — Ethan on tenor saxophone and Yosvani on flute. They auditioned against other middle school instrumentalists throughout the entire state and were the only middle school flute and tenor saxophone musicians selected from Miami-Dade County.
“They are both the epitome of what an ideal band student is and I am proud of their never-ending hard work and dedication to their craft and the band program,” said band director Arthur Scavella.