NHS Band Awarded At Universal Studios

April 29, 2010


The Northview High School Band was honored at the Music City USA Festival at Universal Studios in Orlando this past weekend.

The band received a Superior rating in the High School Class A Jazz Band Category and also won the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music.

The rhythm section — Beni Deron, drums and Jackson Smith, bass — received an award for the best section, while Melissa Moretz received the Best Soloist Award for alto saxophone.

The NHS Band also had the opportunity to participate in a “Stars Parade” at Universal Studios.

For more photos submitted by Norma Halteman, click here.

Pictured: The Northview High School Band at Universal Studios in Orlando. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.



19 Responses to “NHS Band Awarded At Universal Studios”

  1. Bratt Mom on May 3rd, 2010 8:08 pm

    Way to go NHS Band. GREAT JOB!!!!!! Congrats to all. Thanks Mr. Slay and Mr. Corder for your hard work, interest, and efforts. Great Job everyone!!!!!!

  2. JJ on May 3rd, 2010 10:08 am

    Well, you should have heard the great comments the judges made chief fan. These kids work hard and don’t get the recognition they deserve!

  3. Mrs. Ellis on May 1st, 2010 7:05 pm

    Great to learn of this superior performance and all the special recognition to Beni Loe, Jackson and melissa! Keep up the great music!

  4. bamagurl on May 1st, 2010 3:35 pm

    i am so proud of yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wish i could be there with you next year but i cant!!!! i hope you all do well and hope 2 see you all at the band compatition agains tate!!!!! i will be in the tate band so good luck!!!!!! have fun steph:)

  5. devil's advocate on May 1st, 2010 9:19 am

    You are correct chiefs fan…..kind of puts things more into perspective doesn’t it!

  6. chief fan on April 30th, 2010 7:26 am

    I heard that this weekend, there were 5 participants in the USA Music Festival. 3 were bands and 2 were choral groups.

  7. former band guy on April 30th, 2010 1:08 am

    good job guys. I miss everyone. how many bands were competing against you? it looks like it was a good trip, I hate that I missed it. i miss nhs!

  8. NHS STUDENT on April 29th, 2010 9:57 pm

    Cool you guys! Way to go Mel :) .

  9. Scott on April 29th, 2010 5:19 pm

    Congratulations Northview Swinging Chiefs with the Instrumental Grand Champion Award!

  10. Chelsea aka SmallGirl on April 29th, 2010 4:54 pm

    Great job guys! I really miss being in band with y’all! I hope you had fun!

  11. Susan W. on April 29th, 2010 3:59 pm

    Great job, Scott…all the hard work and effort really paid off!

  12. Susan W. on April 29th, 2010 3:58 pm


  13. Majorette mom on April 29th, 2010 11:46 am

    good job, NHS Band, Congrad. to Mr. Slay

  14. S.L.B on April 29th, 2010 10:35 am

    AWESOME job NHS Band students>>> Your community is so proud of each one of you and It is so “about time” to see the band program shine again. This just goes to show how practice, hard work, dedication and a positive attitude pays off in the end.

    Thank you Mr.Slay for bringing the motivation, spirit and pride back to the NHS Band program and I hope each year just gets better and better.


  15. Scott on April 29th, 2010 9:26 am

    I am thouroughly proud of all of you in the band this year and hope you all continue with music in the years to come.
    To those who would like to try out for band for this upcoming school year: NHS BAND CAMP will take place during the last 2 weeks of July and the First 2 weeks of August. You must attend these dates in order to be in NHS BAND. Also if you are a current student at NHS who was in band at one time and would like to try again I will be doing to some woodwind and brass instrument teaching and tuturing every Wednesday till the end of school 3:30 to 4:30 PM. It is great to see our hard work paying off. Congradulations NHS band 2009-2010.

  16. Deni Deron on April 29th, 2010 8:12 am

    Congrats guys! Great job all around!!! Way to go Beni Joe…so proud of you.

  17. Chiefs' Mom on April 29th, 2010 8:05 am

    So proud of the NHS Band they did a great job…and were a great group of kids on this trip!!!! Congrats keep up the good work!!!

  18. Elizabeth on April 29th, 2010 7:52 am

    Isn’t it funny that nearly everyone is looking in a different direction than you? Reminds me of the picture upstairs in the youth class we took at the Creation Museum when we went to Cincinnati!

    haha! Just teasing. Love you and glad y’all had a super time.

    No one brought me a souvenir!

  19. Lisa & James on April 29th, 2010 6:00 am

    Way to go NHS Band and congratulations Melissa!