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Local instrumentalists earn chairs in All-State Band

Local band students will perform in the All State Band in April in Mobile. Students in the photograph attended Madison Music Camp last summer. (CONTRIBUTED)
Local band students will perform in the All State Band in April in Mobile. Students in the photograph attended Madison Music Camp last summer. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON COUNTY – Instrumental musicians in middle and high school auditioned for All-State Band on Jan. 30.

Required material at auditions included 12 major scales and arpeggios, chromatic scale and two prepared pieces. Judges also considered tone quality and sight-reading.

All-State Bands will convene on April 16-18 in Mobile Convention Center.

Middle School All-State Band:

* Woodwinds — Flute: Kathryn V., second chair, St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Oboe: Robert B., first, Liberty Middle School. Bassoon: Katie E., first, Monrovia Middle School. Clarinet: Madison E., first, Westminster Christian Academy; Sophia F, second, Liberty; Jeremy E, third, Monrovia; and Emma D., fourth, Liberty. Contra Bass Clarinet: Nick M., first, Monrovia. Alto Saxophone: Therese B., first, St. John.

* Brass — Trumpet: Olivia F., first, Liberty. French Horn: Nicholas B., first, St. John. Trombone: Isaiah V., first, Monrovia; and Nathan A., second, Liberty.

* Rhythm — Percussion: Matt E., first, Discovery. String Bass: Maja E., first, Discovery.

High School All-State Band:

* Woodwinds — Piccolo: Kayla M., first, Buckhorn High School. Flute: Sarah A., first, Sparkman High School; Michelle B., second, Bob Jones High School; Katie M., second, James Clemens High School; Aaron N., first, Sparkman. Clarinet: Andreanna T., first, Sparkman; Cindy R., third, James Clemens; Austin F., first, Sparkman; Samantha S., second, Sparkman; Casey D., fourth, Sparkman; Kaitlyn C., first, Bob Jones; Alisha L., second, Sparkman; Dori M., third, Sparkman; and Mallory K., fourth, Sparkman. Bass Clarinet: Leah S., first, Sparkman; and Sarah N., second, Sparkman. Contra Bass Clarinet: Dancy C., first, Sparkman. Tenor Saxophone: Brian B., second, James Clemens. Baritone Saxophone: Patrick M., first, Sparkman.

Brass — Trumpet: Ashlee B., first, Sparkman; River S., second, Hazel Green High School; Amaya B., second, Sparkman; Brandon M., first, Sparkman. French Horn: Chase H., first, Hazel Green; Melissa G., second, Hazel Green; Emma M., first, Sparkman; and Dylan M., second, Bob Jones. Trombone: Sam C., second, Sparkman. Euphonium: Austin B., first, James Clemens; and Tyler B., first, Sparkman. Tuba: Derek B., first, Sparkman.

Rhythm — String Bass: Katherine R., first, Bob Jones; and Paul H., second, Bob Jones.

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