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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Area Band Students Earn All-Region Honor

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Since the start of the school year, area band students have spent their time practicing for All-Region Auditions. Students have to practice three etudes along with a list of major and minor scales. During the audition, judges will select three scales, a few short sections from the etudes, and a short line of music for sight reading. Students compete on an individual basis against other students across the region.

On Wednesday, January 15th, area high school band students traveled to Fort Smith Southside High School to audition for a spot in the Region 8 All-Region Band. Twelve students were selected to be apart of three bands that make up the All-Region Concert. This concert will take place on January 25 at the ArcBest Performing Art Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Brandon Smith – 2nd Band 12th Chair Flute
Angel Burkhart – 3rd Band 3rd Chair Flute
Cara Swaim – 3rd Ban 10th Chair Clarinet
Matthew Schmitz – 3rd Alternate Trombone

Keegan Hice – 2nd Band 24th Chair Clarinet
Aryana Robison – 3rd Band 23rd Chair Clarinet
Elijah Slaton – 2nd Band 3rd Chair Percussion

Jadi Perez – 3rd Band 25th Chair Clarinet
Josh Dunkerson – 2nd Band 2nd Chair Trumpet

Wanda Sengkomyong – 2nd Band 4th Chair Oboe

Lupita Morales – 3rd Band 3rd Chair Clarinet
Evan Chang – 3rd Band 22nd Chair Clarinet

Elijah Slanton of Charleston and Josh Dunkerson of Hackett are eligible to audition for the All-State Band in February.

Congratulations to all the students who made All-Region and to all those students who auditioned. It takes several hours of hard work to practice for All-Region. Hold your head high and be proud of yourself.

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