Auditions were recently held by the Middle TN School Band & Orchestra Association (MTSBOA). Colleen Casner was named an alternate to the Mid-State high school band. Will Byun was selected to the Junior High "Silver" band, ranked 30th out of 270 clarinetists auditioning. And Phillip Ndowu was named to the Junior High "Gold" band, the top ensemble, and was the 5th ranked clarinetist.
Auditions were held at McGavock High School. Nearly 3,000 band students from Middle Tennessee auditioned. All students selected as Midstate participants will have intensive rehearsals and will then present a performance on the MTSU campus on Saturday, January 12th.
"I am very proud of the quality of our instrumental program under the direction of Mr. Hicks, and these honors only confirm a broader success by our band students," said Robert King, Lipscomb Academy Fine Arts Director.