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Grenada Bands perform well in concert festivals

            The Grenada Band program has finished another successful concert band season with high scores from all bands.  On March 21st, four bands from the Grenada Band program participated in the annual Dr. Joe Barry Mullins Band Festival held at the GHS auditorium.  They were rated on a judging system ranking the bands overall performance from 1 – 4: 1 (superior), 2 (excellent), 3 (fair), 4 (poor).  All Bands were judged by three concert judges and then played for a sight reading judge.  The results are as followed: 7th Grade Symphonic Band, conductor Joe Presley, received all superior ratings in concert, and in sight reading; 8th Grade Symphonic Band, conductor Bernard Hatch, received all superior ratings in concert, and an excellent in sight reading; High School Symphonic Band, conductor Chris Sumrall, received all superior ratings in concert, and in sight reading; and lastly the High School Concert Band, conductor Steven Hugley, received all superior ratings in concert, and in sight reading.

            On March 28th the High School Symphonic Winds, conductor Barry Rogers, traveled to Pearl, Mississippi, to participate in the annual MHSAA MBA (Mississippi Bandmasters Association) State Concert Band Evaluations.  On the same rating system as before, the High School Symphonic Winds received all superiors in concert, and an excellent in sight reading.

            The band staff is proud of the accomplishments and hard work of all students in the band program.  They would like to thank all administrators for their support, and the tireless efforts from the Grenada Band Boosters!  The band staff would also like to invite you to some upcoming concerts for this year. 

On April 14th, the band will have its first ever Grenada High School and Grenada Middle School Percussion Ensemble concert, featuring all grades 6th – 12th on all of their percussion instruments.  The band will close it’s 2013-2014 band season with its annual Pops Concert on April 17th and will feature all of the high school groups playing music from the 80’s through the present.
***Thanks to Steven Hugley for contributing this article.

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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor