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NCMHS Concert Band to perform at District 8 Festival
by Ross Haney
On Friday, Apr. 26, the Nicholas County Middle/High School Concert Band will hit the stage at Morehead State University to be evaluated in the 2013 District 8 Concert Band Festival. The band has done well in previous years at the festival, receiving proficient and distinguished ratings. They look forward to another great year of showing to their skills to adjudicators in District 8.
In the first portion of the festival, each band is evaluated on their interpretation of two or more pieces that the band has prepared prior to the concert. This portion is open to the public.
The second portion is a sight reading period for the complete ensemble. The band director is given a few minutes to look over the music score and recognize any sections that may be missed by the band. After they look over the score, they are given time to discuss the sections with the band. The ensemble may clap rhythms or other techniques as long as they don’t actually play the music on their instrument.
After the sight reading portion is completed, the scores are tallied, the band are awarded a rating of novice, apprentice, proficient, or distinguished. In past years, our concert band has received both proficient and distinguished ratings. They hope to continue the streak this year.
Along with band director, Brandon Dittgen’s excitement for the upcoming performance, students are equally ecstatic.
"I’m very ready for the concert band’s performance," said senior percussionist, Haley Blankenship. "The band has worked very hard to prepare the music, and hopes to succeed Friday evening."
The band will be preforming at Morehead State University at 4:30pm at Duncan Recital Hall.We hope that you will come out and support the band as they represent our community!
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Carlisle, KY 40311
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