In January over 8,000 band students participated at the regional level for Region and All-State Honor Bands auditions. 1,250 of the top scoring students were invited to audition for a second round of auditions two weeks later. BJA had nine MS and HS band students invited to this second round. Seven of our band students earned high enough scores to be awarded chairs in the 2016 South Carolina All-State Bands.
This past weekend they attended the All-State Honor Band hosted by Furman University’s Music Department. These students participated in two days of rehearsals and ended with a concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations are in order for these students who represented BJA!
Blair Carrier 5th Chair Flute Junior Band
Abigail Casillas 17th Chair Clarinet Junior Band
Bryn Carrier 3rd Chair Oboe Clinic Band
Daniel Leedy 3rd Chair Euphonium Senior Band
Kendra Schmidt 12th Chair Flute Senior Band
Judah Smith 3rd Chair Bass Clarinet Senior Band
Ethan Thompson 2nd Chair Trumpet Senior Band