Mid-Winter Concert

Mid-Winter Concert

Staff Writer

     Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Ramsey Junior High School Band performed their Mid-Winter Concert. The 8th-grade, 9th-grade and Jazz bands all performed. The Jazz band, which includes 8th and 9th-grade students and is directed by Katelyn Smith,  kicked things off with In a Mellow Tone followed by Kool Bean with a saxophone solo by Soren Morris.

    Next, the 8th-grade band, also directed by Ms. Smith, played three pieces. Sakura, Manchester March,  and The Tempest. Ms. Smith also acknowledged the students who were named to Band All-Region.

    The 9th grade finished off the night under the direction of Mrs. Kristen Shepherd. The 9th graders played three pieces as well: Symbol of Honor, Quintero, and Flight of the Thunderbird.  Talajah Neal, Megan Taylor, and Trace Watkins all had solos for the 9th-grade band. Shepherd also recognized the All-Region Band members.

    Mr. Carrier, director of the Southside High School Band, also spoke briefly about the benefits of being in band in high school and his hope that the students will continue to participate throughout their high school careers