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Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra Scores Best in Class and Gold Award

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra brought its own magic to the wonderful world of Walt Disney during its recent visit, May 2-3, 2014. The orchestra won Best in Class and the Gold Award at the Festival Disney national competition. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra scored 99 out of 100 possible points.
Festival Disney is a national contest providing students with opportunities to compete against students from schools across the country each weekend from March through May at Walt Disney World. The competition is open to concert bands, jazz ensembles, marching bands, orchestras, vocal ensembles, show choirs and auxiliary units. An overall winner is announced in all categories each weekend, with winners now in the running for the national champion to be announced in the next two weeks.
After members of the Flanagan Wind Orchestra spruced up their performance skills and gained a competitive edge, they got the opportunity to explore the magic of Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.
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