All State East Participants 2017

January 23, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 44 Mighty Viking Band members traveled to Bearden High School to audition for All State East. The audition was rigorous: the students had to perform 5 scales, 2 prepared pieces, and at least 1 sightreading piece. The Mighty Viking Band had 10 students make the cut to be in these bands: a number we haven't achieved in at least 13 years! Congratulations to all who made it:

Sophia Jones - Red band, 4th chair
Molly Poore - Red band, 8th chair
Elliot Tillman - Red band, 11th chair
Naomi Letson - Red band, 1st chair
Jacob Lane - Blue band, 2nd chair
Megan Stipes - Red band, 22nd chair
Grayson Peak - Red band, 3rd chair
Clark Wilson - Red band, 4th chair
Catherine Gibson - Red band, 12th chair
Xavier Russell - Blue band, 6th chair

The Mighty Viking Band has not had any percussion players make it into this prestigious band in over 11 years; this year 3 percussion students made the cut. Also, congratulations to Jacob Lane for making the All State Band!!