R-III band students receive high ratings at music contests

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Congratulations to two Adrian High School and 28 Adrian Middle School band students for their accomplishments at two music contests. This past Friday, May 2, Hunter Chamberlain (trumpet) and Rachel Mann (snare drum) competed at State Music Solo Contest where they received Outstanding II ratings on their solos.

Saturday, May 3, 28 Middle School band students competed at the Fort Scott Elementary Music Festival. The band received an Exemplary I rating on their pieces. The same 28 students competed in 29 separate solos and ensembles. They received 22 Exemplary I ratings and seven Outstanding II ratings. 

Right: The middle school band students are pictured. Front row: Zsofia Nemeth, Ian Apple, Hunter Nelson, Olivia Bagby, Hunter Evans, Destiny Perkins, Ashlyn Foster and Band Director Julie Newsome. Second row: Katelyn Frazier, Britney Bolling, Tristen Miller, Austin Iles, Billy Cameron, Suszanna Sproat, Caleb Douty, Joey Patone and Dylon Piveral. Third row: Ashby Bays, Mary Wood, Courtney Jones, Ryan Crust, William Kussmaul and Katelyn Krogsdale. Back row: Ariel Wilson, Andrew Stewart, James Keating, Jon Jackson, Cody Westmoreland, Zack Underwood.

Far right: Hunter Chamberlain and Rachel Mann competed at the State Music Solo Contest.