Recently band students were evaluated in what is known as the Alabama State Band Assessment. The event, held on March 11, 2010, is designed to showcase their playing skills in a series of musical performances. Victoria Boyd, who plays oboe in the band, told us about her experience at the assessment. She described the event as being truly remarkable. She performed such compositions as Consuelo Ciscar, Nessun Dorma, and, last but not least, Magic Overture.
The bands earned all superior ratings after giving a great performance. The band was evaluated by four judges, who all felt that the band deserved the highest possible score. Many of the band members seem to have had a positive experience at the State Assessment and would like to perform again next year.
By: Ryan May and Kyle Taylor