Judge Kevin Taylor
Fundamental Technique - "Outstanding."
Musical Effects - "Excellent"
"It was a joy to hear you tonight. It was exceptional. Congratulations on all your hard work."
March - "Excellent style"
Ouachita - "Great solist"
Havendance - "Wonderful."
Judge Erica Hann
...From the Comment Sheets...
Fundamental Technique - "Great Tuning in upper woodwinds."
Musical Effects - "On the middle tune, sometimes more volume on [forte]."
" I enjoyed it! Wow! Very musical performance."
Judge Ken Lewis
Fundamental Technique - "All done well...Very nice. Great tone quality
Musical Effects - "Beautiful choirs. The Julie Giroux-West piece tore my heart out - wonderful style, phrasing, and nuance. A beautiful, mature sounding band. A joy to hear!"
March - "Great style. Nice [articulation]. Great dynamic differences. Enjoyed it."
Ouachita - "Nice blend and balance. Great soloists."
Zach Gibson- 9th Chair Flute
Adam Baxter- 1st Chair Oboe
Drew Daniels- 7th Chair Clarinet
Jared Harrison- 26th Chair Clarinet
Parker Odom- 3rd Chair Bass Clarinet
Nathan McMinn- 3rd Chair Tenor Saxophone
Shiloh Bruner- 2nd Chair Baritone Saxophone
Carson Woodard- 9th Chair Trombone
Breanna Condon- 1st Chair Baritone
Bri Gibson- 10th Chair Percussion
Nikkolette Perkins- 2nd Chair Oboe
Ethan Scurlock- 4th Chair Alto Saxophone
Olivia Langner- 2nd Chair French Horn
Zach Proctor- 3rd Chair Trumpet
Tyler Weaver- 1st Alternate Bass Clarinet
Cynthia Hearring- 4th Alternate Percussion
Adam Baxter - Wind Ensemble 2nd Chair Oboe
Ethan Scurlock - Symphonic Band 1st Chair Baritone sax
Dylan Lane - Concert Band 25th Chair Clarinet
Adam Baxter - Chamber Orchestra 2nd Chair Oboe
Haley Ratley (band Student) - Second Soprano, 37th chair
Adam Baxter - 1st Oboe*
Dylan Lane - 3rd Clarinet*
Dylan Wallis - 18th Clarinet**
Zach Proctor - 13th Trumpet**
Olivia Langner - 5th Horn*
Tyler Weaver - 2nd Bass Clarinet
Nikkolette Perkins - 3rd Oboe
Drew Daniels - 4th Clarinet
Jared Harrison - 15th Clarinet
Ethan Scurlock - 1st Baritone Sax*
Breanna Condon - 1st Euphonium**
Carson Woodard - 1st Bass Trombone**
Bri Gibson - 9th Percussion
Clinic is January 20-21 at Arkansas State University. Link to Schedule is above.
** All-State Audition Alternate
All-State Auditions - February 4, 2017 (overnight 2/3-4)
Ethan Scurlock - Baritone Sax
(Qualified for All-State auditions)
Zach Proctor - Trumpet
Carson Woodard - Bass Trombone
Clinic is January 6-7 at Jonesboro High School
All State Auditions - February 3, 2017 (overnight 2/3-4)
Matt Luster - 3rd Alto Sax
Carlie Glass - 7th Trombone
Connor Woodard - 9th Trombone
Drew Walker - 1st Euphonium
Lakota Noles - 1st Tuba
Halie Noell - 8th Tuba
Caleb Foster - Trombone
Clinic is January 20-21 at Arkansas State Univeristy. Schedule is linked above.
Brookland Band Earns FIRST EVER SUPERIOR RATING at Region Marching Assessment at Paragould High School on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. This was only the 2nd time they have been to assessment, having earned an Excellent last year.
While we were hoping for a Superior Rating at our first ever marching contest, THE ROAR performed very well and set high marks for future members of the band.
The band earned an over-all score of 77.5, which is on the high end of a Second Division (Excellent). Two of the six judges - Chris Tate (80/100) one of two judges scoring marching and Marcy Wells (80/100) one of two judges scoring Overall Efffect - rated us at a SUPERIOR level in their respective categories, but the other four (Steve Warner (77.4/100) and Karen Dismuke (76/100), music; Danny Davis (73/100), marching; and Leigh Boyce (78.4/100), Overall Effect) called us at Division Two.
We were estastatic to learn that our PERCUSSION SECTION won our Division. They were beaming with pride as they heard BROOKLAND called over the Red Wolf PA system and the band went a little crazy in excitement and congratulations. Members of the line are section leader and lead snare. Leo Montgomery; Snare, Cynthia Hearring; Tenor Drums, Bri Gibson; Bass Drummers Cole Baldridge, Isaac Rodriguez, Jacob Gore and Jared Harrison (Bass Drum section captain); and cymbalist, Ella Miller.
Here is the breakdown of the final results for Brookland:
Division AA1 (4 bands)
Class AA (12 bands)
Overall (24 bands)
As you can see, the students fared very well in the competition. We were the only band at the event that had never competed before in a marching competition and we have set a high bar for our future growth.
It should be noted that "Overall Effect" refers to a measure of music selection and performance, marching intricacy and its relation to the music, show design and execution, and entertainment.
Way to go guys. NOW ONWARD TO AN OUTSTANDING CONCERT SEASON!
Snare: Leo Montgomery*
Snare: Cynthia Hearring
Tenor: Brianna Gibson
Pit: Ella Miller
Bass Drum 1: Cole Baldridge
Bass Drum 2: Isaac Rodriguez
Bass Drum 3: Jacob Gore
Bass Drum 4: Jared Harrison
Drum Major: Olivia Langner
Woodwind Section Leaders:
- Flute Section Lieutenant: Hailey Ratley
- Clarinet Section Lieutenant: Dylan Lane
--- Clarinet Section 2nd Lt: Dylan Wallis
- Alto Line Lieutenant: Ethan Scurlock
Percussion Section Leader: Leo Montgomery
Brass Section Leader: Zach Proctor
- Soprano Leader: Zach Proctor
- Tenor-Bass Lieutenant: Nathan Lamb
NOTE: Soprano = Trumpet 1-2; Alto = Mellophone, Alto Sax; Tenor = Trombone; Bass = Baritone, Tuba
President: Olivia Langner
Vice-President: Zach Proctor
Secretary/Historian: Haley Ratley
Senior Rep: Dylan Lane
Senior Rep: Nathan McMinn
Senior Rep: Leo Montgomery
Sophomore Rep: Nikkolette Perkins
Sophomore Rep: Nathan Lamb
Sophomore Rep: James Harrison
Sophomore Rep: Brianna Gibson
Junior Rep: Winter Hicks
Junior Rep: Taylor Mosbey
Junior Rep: Adam Baxter
Freshman Rep: Matt Luster
Freshman Rep: Carlie Glass
Freshman Rep: Isaac Rodriguez
Freshman Rep: Connor Woodard