After each class Carle and his students sanitize the instruments. Max Baxter, WCHS senior, was selected to the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) All-National Modern Band. “Out of school it’s relying a lot more on music technology,” Carle said. “For example, composition software or digital audio work stations.” WINDSOR (WBNG) — With Windsor Central High School students meeting in person every other day, extracurricular activities like band are having to attend class differently. Even with changes in ensemble sizes it hasn’t stopped students from being successful outside of the classroom. “The goal is to maybe use this situation to find things we can use even after it’s all said and done,” Carle said. Even with having to find a new way of teaching, Carle says he hopes as a district they will gain something from the changes of the school year. Even though Baxter isn’t able to go, Carle says he was excited when he found out Baxter was selected. “I wasn’t that concerned about it,” Baxter said. “I was very happy that I was still selected. That’s what matters.” Joel Carle, a WCHS music teacher, says for in person classes they are shrinking ensembles to keep vocalists 12 feet apart. Baxter says he expected the concert was going to get cancelled. “I’ve known him since he was in sixth grade and he’s come such a long way,” Carle said. Baxter sent his audition tapes in April showing him playing Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ and Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Unholy Confessions’. He found out he was selected before school started. Due to the pandemic, NAFME cancelled their concert in November for students who earn a selection to the All-National Modern Band and other performances.
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