The Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors District 2 band festival was held February 1-3 at Cox High School in Virginia Beach. Two Upper School Students, Ellen Bouchard and Yingying Huang, and two Middle School students, Bailey Jones and Robert Renstrom, represented Norfolk Collegiate School in the event.
The students competed in blind competitive auditions against students from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the Eastern Shore. The event is open to all schools, public and private, in this geographic area. Over 650 students competed for chance to participate in the festival. Each band, middle school and high school, rehearsed for 12 hours over the 3 day period and performed in a concert at Cox High School. Based on her performance, Ellen Bouchard was chosen to audition for a spot on the All-State Band this year.