Sabrina Allard

Sabrina Allard, age 16, is currently a junior at James E. Taylor High School where she is the principal French horn in the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. She began playing French horn at the age of 11 and has been learning to play the trombone through the Taylor Jazz Band for the last year. She also plays trumpet and bass guitar outside of school. Sabrina has studied under directors George Liverman, Joel May, Michael Ary, Bruce Melville, and Clint Capshaw. She currently takes lessons from Erin Amendola and Corbin Castro (Rice University graduate student), having previously studied with Kristin May and Pamela Burleson. She was principal horn for the Region 23 Freshmen band of 2014–15, and selected for the Region 23 Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble of 2015–16 where she also qualified for Area band. Sabrina qualified for State Solo and Ensemble the past two years and received superior ratings on her solos both times. This past year she also enjoyed performing in the orchestra for the Taylor Playmakers’ production of Oklahoma. Sabrina enjoys performing with her church’s Symphonic Orchestra at St. Peter’s UMC where she’s participated in multiple special concerts over the last two years. Through her school’s band, she loves meeting new people and leading her section during their marching season as head section leader. Sabrina hopes to continue studying horn performance and incorporate that into a career in music.