The past month has been very exciting for Hamilton High School bassoonist, Will George. Through audition, he has earned membership into three very prestigious musical ensembles.
He has been awarded principal bassoonist in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), under the direction of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor William C. White, is made up of students in grades 9–12 who represent over 30 high schools in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.
He has also earned a spot in the 2015 Ohio All-State Band . The Ohio All-State Band is sponsored by Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) He will perform with the OMEA All-State Band at the OMEA Professional Development Conference in Cleveland in February.
Most recently, Will earned the position of co-principal bassoonist in the Great Miami Youth Symphony. Under the direction of Maestro Paul John Stanbery, the orchestra enjoys state-wide recognition. Members of this group come from all over the tri-state area, and especially Butler County. This orchestra is made of about 90 high school musicians, and performs three to four public concerts yearly.
In addition to playing bassoon in the Hamilton High Concert Band, Will is also the Drum Major for the Hamilton High Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Paul Dixon. Will started on flute in 5th grade. He’s been playing bassoon since 7th grade. His private bassoon instructor is Mrs. Paula Aronoff.