April 3, 2018 - Two SRJC Band Students were selected to perform in the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Inter-Collegiate Band, (West/Northwest Division), which brought together collegiate musicians from 11 states. The band was part of a four-day conference (College Band Directors National Association-West/Northwest Division) including many elite university music programs. Chloe Watson (bassoon) and Thomas Gosnell (clarinet) of SRJC played alongside students from Arizona, California, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, and Washington. They rehearsed and performed March 21 through 24.
Watson and Gosnell will also be featured in SRJC’s upcoming “Metamorphosis” SpaRk! Series debut on May 12, 7:30 pm, at Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School. The concert will feature band, orchestra, multimedia video projections, narrator Dr. Frank Chong, pianist Dr. Rudolf Budginas, and a Grammy-winning guest conductor Erik Johnson.