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Published on March 28th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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BLYTHEWOOD MIDDLE HONOR BAND EARNS SUPERIOR RATING AT SOUTH CAROLINA CONCERT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Blythewood, SC- On March 22nd, the Blythewood Middle Honor Band participated in the South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment. The band prepared three pieces to be performed on stage to an audience and three judges. After their performance, they were taken to a separate location and given six minutes to prepare a piece that had never been seen by any of them. During those six minutes, they were not allowed to play or practice; they could only talk through the piece.

This is a process that is extremely demanding of both the students and the director. It takes months of preparation and practice to be able to achieve high ratings at this event. Not all schools are able to earn the highest rating, a Superior. Your performance must be practically flawless, including the performance of the piece you have never seen and prepared in six minutes.

According to Blythewood Band teacher Ms. Dunovant, “The Blythewood Middle Honor Band was flawless. They played their tails off and put forth effort, discipline, and dedication. From the moment they took their first step towards the school, until the moment they returned to the buses, not a single student lost their focus and concentration. They had a mission and their mission was a success.”

Congratulations to the Blythewood Middle Honor Band for an exceptional job! They worked very hard to earn their SUPERIOR rating. They will take the comments from the judges and continue to work hard to prepare for their next performance on April 9th at the Charleston Music Festival. Blythewood Middle celebrates and encourages these young musicians!

Blythewood Middle Honor Band students: Maleena Austin, Keishona Bennet, James Blackwell, Alani Boyd, Lindsay Branham, Mack Brooker, Aaron Brown, Luke Brown, Jada Burns, Brandon Cromer, Garrison Cromer, Phoebe Fischer, Collin Flores, Ashley Gambrell

Sean Garner, Roman Golston, Malcolm Greene, Josh Holland, Latroy Hollins, Nolan Hunter, Fabieene Johnson, Ashley Knutson, Madison Lever, Karsyn Lockhart, Carley McPherson, Erin Mines, Anthony Mitchell, Enya Moyer, Shawn Murphy, Kayla Neiswonger, Darrick Powell, Elizabeth Ream, Chris Reeder, Cameron Roach, Kayla Scott, Isaac Sears, Abbie Slatton, Nylah Terry, Brian Trapp, Carley Veal, Jordan Washington, Mykaela Werdenie and Ryan Yingling.

Blythewood Middle Band teacher: Ms. Alisa Dunovant

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