On May 5th, 40 instrumentalists from the Falcon Band & Orchestra and 64 of their family and friends gathered in Hershey, Pennsylvania for a Music in the Parks competition event. This was FCA's first-ever competition trip. The students performed well.
The FCA ensemble earned a first-place trophy in the "High-School Full Orchestra" competition category, and the judges' scores gave the performance a "Good" rating. This is only the second year of the existence of the Falcon Band & Orchestra. To have earned the judges' rating of a "Good" performance this early in the history of the instrumental program shows that the performers are developing in their performance skills and musicianship and are on the right track for further development.