|Posted by thogard on April 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM|
On Tuesday, February 5, 13 students travelled to Riverview High School, located just off the interstate in Searcy. These students auditioned against other students from across the state for the opportunity to perform in the Arkansas Small School Honor Band concert in early April in Atkins, Arkansas.
Students were required to perform sections of two pieces of music they had been studying since September, 2 scales that had to be memorized and sight-read a short piece of music they had never seen before. They were judged by two hidden judges who then scored and ranked them against other students who played the same instrument and took the top players into the Honor Band.
Students selected were Jacob Perkins (1st Chair, Bari-sax), Daniel Baxter (2nd chair, French Horn), Trevor Belyew (3rd chair Bass Clarinet), Megan Espy (6th Chair Flute), Allison Brown (6th Chair Clarinet), Rachel Stewart (11th Chair, Clarinet), and Tristan Skaggs (Alternate, Tenor Sax).
UPDATE: These students will be leaving school on April 5 for rehearsals in Atkins that evening and on the morning of April 6th. They will perform a concert on April 6th, at 2:30, at the Atkins High School Auditorium. Parents and families are invited to attend this free concert.