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Published: Sunday, 10/7/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Ft. Meigs Elementary music teacher to perform with symphony in Mexico

PERRYSBURG SCHOOLS
Left to Right – Stan George, Kevin Heidbreder, Shannon Ford and Jason Yost. Left to Right – Stan George, Kevin Heidbreder, Shannon Ford and Jason Yost.
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Stan George, music teacher at Ft. Meigs Elementary, will be traveling to San Luis, Mexico to perform with the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra with his saxophone quartet.

The group, Sax 4th Avenue, leaves Tuesday, Oct. 23, and will perform Friday. They travel back on Saturday, Oct. 27.

“We’re so pleased to have such an accomplished musician teaching our students,” said school Principal Scott Best. “The staff and students at Ft. Meigs are excited to learn about Mr. George’s trip.”

Sax 4th Avenue is an exciting and innovative saxophone quartet from the Toledo area. Since its formation in 1991, the quartet has entertained audiences throughout the Midwest with its unique brand of virtuosity, showmanship and humor. The quartet's high-energy performances feature the classics of Bach, Haydn and Bizet; the unique jazz-fusion of Phil Woods; and the progressive rock of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Sax 4th Avenue's expanding repertoire includes the finest in saxophone literature, original compositions, jazz standards and music that incorporates improvisation and choreography.

The quartet has performed as guest artists for the United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and has been featured at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music Educator's National Convention, the Ohio Music Education Association's Queen City Conference and the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival. The quartet has also been featured with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra among other bands and symphonies.

Individual members have performed professionally throughout the United States and Europe.

Mr. George (soprano saxophone) earned degrees in both music performance and education from BGSU. He has performed professionally for the past 30 years.

He also is a member of the Air Force's Ohio Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes, where he serves as its First Sergeant.



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