The John Adams Middle School Wind Ensemble has been selected as the only middle school band in the state to perform at the 2011 California All-State Music Educators Conference Friday, Feb. 18 at the Fresno Convention Center, school officials said.

Conducted by Angela Woo, the JAMS Wind Ensemble will participate in the inaugural conference that will bring together the four statewide music educator associations: the California Band Directors Association (CBDA), the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), and the California Music Education Association (CMEA).

The JAMS Wind Ensemble is the advanced level band at the middle school, and has consistently earned the highest possible ratings at ensemble performance festivals, school officials noted. Last year, 10 members of the Wind Ensemble were selected by audition to participate as California All-State Junior High Honor Band musicians.

The ensemble will present an All State Send-Off concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the John Adams school auditorium, 2425 16th St., Santa Monica. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, including donation opportunities, awoo@smmusd.org or (310) 452-2326 ext. 72-226.

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