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Students prepare to play for band honors

On Jan. 10, there will be 29 THS band students traveling to Greenbrier High to compete against other schools in the area for a spot in the District Band and/or All-State Band.

"We have a lot of really talented students. We believe they will be very successful trying-out for District and All-State," Assistant Band Director Emme Hines said.

In order to make District Band, the students have to play 12 major scales by memory and sight-read a piece of music. In order to be named to the All-State Band students must play a piece of music the host sends the student, in addition to the district band qualifications.

Then Feb. 19-21, the District Band meets together and practices for a public concert at Augusta State University

The All-State Band meets at the Savannah Civic Center April 29-May 2 to play its concert.

"It is a great honor to be selected to be a part of these bands," Mr. Morlan added.

Those students who will compete for District Band include:

Freshmen: Ajalia Brinson, Todd Kelly, Prissy Templeton

Sophomores: Brandon Bell, Brett Buffington, Josh Coursey, David Eller, AJ Greene, Amber Johnson, Clara McDaniel, Harris Richards and Amy Weimar

Juniors: Kristi Boykin and Kevin Reese,

Seniors: Chris Bourgoin, Jonathan Hart, Chris Neal, Steven Strouble and Jeremy Timmerman.

The students who will compete for All-State and District Band are:

Freshmen: Luke Kellogg, Kate King, Orion Palmer and Elizabeth Watson,

Sophomores: Amanda Davis, Jamar Morgan and Carly Ussery,

Juniors: Jackson Rabun and Tiffany Timmerman,

Seniors: Ben Porter.

Web posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Updated: 04-Nov-2010 10:01

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