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Twenty Eight NHCS Middle School Band Students Selected for Eastern District Honor Band

Middle school band students from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) traveled to Greenville to audition for the North Carolina Band Association (NCBA) Eastern District Honor Band on Saturday, January 11, 2014. For the auditions, the students were required to learn numerous scales, the chromatic scale for their instrument, and a full solo selected by the state of North Carolina. Each student was then asked to perform for a set of judges for ranking against their peers in order to determine who would qualify for the Honor Band. Six NHCS middle schools’ bands had members selected, with a total of 28 students overall. Students from 30 counties competed for a spot in one of two Eastern District Honor Bands.
The selected students will travel to East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville on January 31st to rehearse with other members of the All-District Band. They will spend two intense days rehearsing and will perform a concert on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in the Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus at 3:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Selected band members: Holly Shelter Middle School  - Lauren Turner, Allison Cummings, William Tyndall, Leroy Pridgen; Murray Middle School  - Carson Dunham, Aiden SmithMartin, Joseph Miller, Andy Risley, Gregory Kraft, David Bowles, Riley Gibson; Myrtle Grove Middle School - Brynn Jewell, Kevin Schicklein, Darren Janz, Caleb Price, Chester Tyson; Roland-Grise Middle School - Emily Astraik, Morgan Lennon, Riley Hook, Mark Haskins, Dylan Whaley and Colby Styers; Trask Middle School - Haley Welch and Connor Bost; Williston Middle School - Mia Clarke, Shannon Bowerman, Arianna Shynett, Matthew Bowerman, Dawson Williams