In January over 8,000 band students participated in auditions at the regional level for SC Region and All State Honor Bands. Following the first round of auditions, 1,250 of the top scoring students were invited to audition for a second round of auditions two weeks later. Eight middle and high school band students were invited to this second round. Four students earned high enough scores to be awarded chairs in the 2018 SC All State Bands.
The students attended the All State Honor Band, hosted by Furman University Music Department. They participated in two days of rehearsals, culminating with a concert on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations are in order for these students who represented BJA with honor.
Deborah Thomas 12th Chair Flute Senior Band
Bryn Carrier 2nd Chair Oboe Senior Band
Blair Carrier 4th Chair Flute Clinic Band
Lydia Scroggins 11th Chair Clarinet Junior Band