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County Band Students Perform At Brevard College – Rosman NC


The week of March 19-22 held an exciting musical event in Transylvania County for area band programs that participated in the annual Western District Concert Band Music Performance Adjudication, hosted by Brevard College. Many regional bands participated in this event, and Brevard College was home to over 50 bands, all from surrounding counties.

TCS is proud of our local band programs that represent our county so well, each receiving Excellent or Superior ratings from the judges at the event.

The Brevard Middle School Band, under the direction of Mr. Donnie Mulligan, performed on Wednesday, March 20, for TCS schools at a Grade III level. The BMS Band performed Gettysburg, by Eric Osterling, Eagle Mountain by Robert Sheldon, and Rites of Tamburo, by Robert W. Smith. Mr. Mulligan is proud to announce that his band earned a Superior rating in sightreading at this event, with an overall rating of Excellent.

Performing Circus Days march by Karl King, Solas Ane by Samuel Hazo, and Ignition by Todd Stalter, the Rosman Middle and High School Band is proud to announce that their first-ever attempt to perform at this Grade V level resulted in straight Superior ratings from all four judges. The Rosman Band earned straight Superior ratings the first time ever at a Grade IV music just four short years ago.

The Rosman Middle and High School concert bands

The director, Carolyn Smith is very proud of her students’ efforts to perform at such a high level. Director Kenny Franklin at Brevard High School is to be commended for his outstanding job as the NC Bandmasters Association West District Chairman of the event as well as taking two performing groups, who each also earned Superior ratings.

Brevard High School Concert Band performed Courage, by Bennett, Awakening Hills by Richard Saucedo, and Into the Storm, by Robert W. Smith, and the Brevard High School Wind Ensem-ble, performing at a grade V level, performed Brighton Beach March by William Latham, Rejou-issance by James Curnow, and Puszta by Jan Van der Roost.


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