Local band wins first place in competition

Published 5:28 pm Friday, June 7, 2019

From Brian Campbell

BES/NES Band Director

On June 1, students from the Bath Elementary and Northeast Elementary’s 7th and 8th grade band traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, to perform in the “Music in the Parks” competition. To qualify for this event, the students performed in March for a panel of judges in Vanceboro, at an event called the “Eastern District Music Performance Assessment,” where they received a rating of “Excellent” for the third year running.

At Williamsburg, the students again performed their concert program for judges, this time in competition with three other bands from North Carolina and Virginia in the “Concert Band 1-A” category, which includes schools that have up to 750 students in grades 6-8.  For the second year in a row, the Bath and Northeast Elementary Concert Band took first place in this category, with a rating of “Superior.”  This year, however, the band also scored higher than all five of the bands in the next-highest category, 2-A, which comprises schools with up to 1,500 students in grades 6-8, earning the “1st Place Overall – Middle School Concert Band” trophy!

The participating students were:

Bath Elementary

Colin Bowen, Lena Foucart, Tyler Moore, Kiele Scott, Wesley Stokes, Hayley Boyd, Condrionna Chase, Landon Davenport, Mitchel Garris, Ryder Garris, Zack Harper, Delaney Lewis, Flor Perez, Kate Satterfield, Chase Tomaini and Cole Tomaini

Northeast Elementary

Dominic Andreoli, Dylan Bland, Keith Candelet, Wilson Cleary, Faithfull Fulcher, Jacy Gibbs, Leilani Johnson, Jake Modlin, Alan Plasencia, Tucker Proctor, Noah Slater, Carol Verdin-Orduno, Devin Whichard, Ashleigh Woodward, Grace Andreoli, Brittney Bell, Paris Brown, Charlie Carillo, Qualiyah Columbus, Jean Grace DeHoog, Natalie Dunbar, Paris Foster, Xavier Holloway, Caleb Jefferson, Barbara Lilley, Laura Lyle, Tahmira Mason, Avery O’Neal, Alicia Rambel, Chris Slade, Paige Smith, Ella Stotesbury, DeJane Topping.