Middle And High School Students Qualify For District Band
The following band students participated in the Western District auditions at Tuscola High School on the weekend of January 19-21, 2017, and earned positions in the 2017 Western North Carolina District Bands.
These students will all travel to Western Carolina University on Feb. 10 and 11, 2017, to rehearse and perform a concert open to the public Saturday Feb. 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. They will also be treated to concerts by the WCU Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet and WCU Wind Ensemble.
BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL
All-District Honors Band: Madison Allen (2nd chair alto saxophone), Ashlea Milligan (3rd chair French horn), Aaron Flynn (1st chair baritone saxophone), Crista Cali (1st chair percussion), Tyler Hutchins (10th chair trumpet), Sara Megown (2nd chair clarinet), Elise Poché (3rd chair clarinet), John Nguyen (1st chair bass clarinet), Jordan Wells (3rd chair clarinet), Asher de la Torre (1st chair tenor sax), Luke Milligan (8th chair trombone).
*Special congratulations to Madison Allen, Ashlea Milligan, Aaron Flynn, Crista Cali, Sara Megown, Elise Poché, John Nguyen, and Asher de la Torre for scoring high enough to advance to the North Carolina All-State Auditions on March 4, 2017, at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, NC.
BREVARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Symphonic Band (I)*: Anna Reed (3rd chair flute), Harper Wade (8th chair flute), Clare Kennerly (2nd chair clarinet), Frank Parsons (3rd chair clarinet), Sierra Gardner (9th chair clarinet), Rebecca Milligan (2nd chair trumpet), and Emma Coye (7th chair French horn).
Middle School Concert Band (II): Ada Weaver (2nd chair flute), Jess Kimzey (10th chair flute), Micah Ridenour (1st chair tenor saxophone), Joe Smith (1st chair baritone saxophone), Liam Zink (1st chair French horn).
Alternates: Jadyn Garvitte (2nd alt. clarinet), Charlie Stewart (1st alt. alto saxophone), Hayden Byrd (2nd alt. baritone saxophone), Spencer Jackson (1st alt. tuba), Banks Brandenburg (1st alt. string bass).
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 of music, prepared solo, and sight-reading. Scores were totaled for placement in the bands. Top scorers are in the Symphonic Band, and next highest are in the Concert Band.
*Special congratulations to Anna Reed, Clare Kennerly, Frank Parsons, and Rebecca Milligan for scoring high enough to advance to the North Carolina All-State Auditions on March 4, 2017, at Central Davidson Middle School in Lexington, NC.