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Congratulations, BMS Band Students!

Congratulations, BMS Band Students!


The following BMS Band students participated in the Western District Band auditions at Tuscola High School the weekend of Jan.19 and earned a position in the 2019 Western District Bands.






Meredith Hart-3rd chair clarinet

Jessie Dodson-4th chair clarinet

Ella Leatherwood-6th chair clarinet

Grace Gentle-1st chair bass clarinet

Val Bulter-1st chair contra bass clarinet

Brayden Grosvenor-6th chair trombone

Trevor Long-5th chair tuba




Ben Weaver-6th chair trumpet 

Julia Bohn-4th chair trumpet

Leanne Littleton-1st chair flute

Matthew Hogsed-2nd chair alto sax


These students competed against hundreds of students from 15 Western North Carolina counties for positions in one of two middle school bands (Middle School Symphonic and Middle School Concert). They were scored in three criteria: scales/rudiments, prepared solo, and sightreading. Scores were totaled for placement in the bands. Top scorers are in the Symphonic Band and next highest are in the Concert Band.

They will travel to Western North Carolina University Feb. 8th-9th to rehearse and perform a concert open to the public Saturday Feb. 9th in the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

*A special congratulations goes to Meredith Hart, Jessie Dodson, Ella Leatherwood, Grace Gentle, and Val Bulter for scoring high enough to advance to the North Carolina All State Auditions March 2nd  at Central Davidson Middle School in Lexington, NC.

Great Job Band Students!!!