Jefferson Forest band selected to perform in national music festival

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- In Bedford County, the Jefferson Forest High School band will be taking their talents to Indianapolis.

The wind symphony has been selected to perform in the All National Concert Festival at Butler University. Only 12 bands across the country were selected.

"It's pretty much the most important performance in our lives so far,” said Maria Washburn, a sophomore in the band. “And as a young musician this is really going to be really amazing for my career and I'm super excited and all that.”

Washburn wants to go to Julliard to study music and she is not alone. This is a serious endeavor for most of the students in the band.

The band will be leaving tomorrow. They attended this festival once before in 2012.