10th Grader Earns Second Chair Bass

10th Grade Student Earns Second Chair Bass
Posted on 11/04/2022
Lianos (l.) & Lockwood (r.) warming up before auditions.Founders Academy Student Earns Second Chair Bass

A 10th-grade student at The Founders Academy Public Charter School, Jack Lianos, prepared a challenging solo on string bass for a position in the New Hampshire All-State Jazz Festival. Lianos earned second chair bass for the NH All-State Jazz Ensemble. Out of the nine bass players, only four were awarded seats in the Jazz Ensemble. Jack will also audition for the all-state orchestra on November 19, 2022. “I credit The Founders Academy music department for great instruction and teachers,” said Lianos. Evan Lockwood, an 11th-grade student at Founders auditioned on piano.

The New Hampshire All-State Jazz Festival is an elite performance by the top high school students from across the state. Students must audition for these highly competitive seats. In the spring, they will perform as a group to a prestigious audience. This unique opportunity may get students recognized by collegiate prospects and is a valuable experience.

About Founders Academy

The Founders Academy is a public charter school for students in grades 5 through 12 that is free and open to all New Hampshire students. The Academy develops leaders who understand and apply the lessons of the past, demonstrate exceptional character and lead by example. The Academy recognizes the importance of balance in the development of the whole person, and respects each student's journey.

Principled leadership is fostered by means of a curriculum of classical studies that includes analyzing the lives of great men and women of history, mining the rich classical ideals of the Western tradition, and tracing the evolution of the precious and costly idea of liberty.

The Founders Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. To learn more about The Founders Academy or to apply for admission, visit www.thefoundersacademy.org.

Lianos (left) & Lockwood (right)
Lianos (left) and Lockwood (right) warming up before their auditions.
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