Asheville, NC Jason Chrisman Performed with the 2013 NAfME All-National
Honors Ensembles at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville
Nashville, TN: Jason Chrisman from North Buncombe High School (NBHS) in
Weaverville, NC, was selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble
sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Jason is one of only two tenor
saxophone students in the entire country that was privileged to be chosen for this prestigious jazz
ensemble. It is also noteworthy that Jason competed for and earned this honor after completing only
his Freshman year at NBHS. Jason joined more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled
high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on October 30, 2013 in Nashville,
Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against
top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles. Jason Chrisman was selected as a dual state
level honoree in the 2012-13 school year. Jason was one of five NBHS students selected for the All-State
Honor Band, and one of six NBHS students selected for the All-State Jazz Ensemble.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed
chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education.
The concert band and symphony orchestra consisted of approximately 150 instrumentalists, the jazz
ensemble 20 instrumentalists, and the mixed chorus approximately 350 vocalists.
These exceptional students prepared remarkably challenging music that they performed under the
baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam
Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker.
The 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles performed for an audience of thousands on
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville,