Five Ones To Watch In 2015
Aug 13, 2014 10:37AM
● By Dia
Adam Horne, Senior Carroll Jazz Orchestra
As first chair and lead trumpeter in the Carroll Jazz Orchestra, first chair in the Wind Symphony Orchestra and member of the Varsity Marching Band, Adam is a triple threat. He has traveled to England as part of the Carroll-Tring International Music Exchange program and to New York City for the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. At the competition he received personal accolades while the entire Carroll Jazz Orchestra won the award for outstanding brass section.
About Adam: When Adam isn’t trumpeting, he enjoys soccer, martial arts, chess club, baseball, basketball and football. He earned a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu when he was 11 years old. Additionally, Adam has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade. In May, he received the Eagle Bronze Palm for earning five additional merit badges since becoming an Eagle Scout more than a year ago. When the week is done, he enjoys playing with the orchestra at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church during Sunday services.
Favorite Class: Jazz Band. “In sixth grade, the best thing that happened to me was the start of band class. My father recommended I try the trumpet. Once in high school, my Jazz Band Director, taught me about different types of jazz music and introduced me to a variety of jazz musicians. Both band directors, Mr. Lown and Mr. Bach, have challenged me to continue improving my skills.”
Jazz Director David Lown says: “Adam began his high school career as one of the most talented and promising students in the Carroll Jazz program and he has only become more outstanding and brilliant since then. Adam is a great musician and leader, and he is destined for great things after he leaves Carroll.”