Five Utley Middle School band students were recently awarded spots as members and alternates into the 2017 Region 25 Honor Band. They auditioned against hundreds of other students on their instruments from Region 25 for spots into this prestigious group.

The students accepted into the group are listed below:   

*Lorien Britt (Flute)

Sarah North (Tenor Saxophone)

*Nathan Cascio (Trombone)

Austin Darrington (Euphonium)

*Ben Smith (Percussion)

Students marked with a * have been awarded seats in the 2017 Honor Ensembles.

Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and dedication!  An additional thanks is given to all directors who helped these students in their preparations for All-District Band auditions:  Loren Taylor, Joshua Snadow, Brandon Downs, Ben Sumrak, Carol Meadows, Leighann Buck, Russell Lancaster, and Josiah Gaiter. Many of these students also worked one-on-one with a teacher who specializes in each individual instrument.  A big thank you also goes out to all of our private lesson teachers for their hard work and dedication to helping our students in their preparations.

These students will perform in a special clinic and concert on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, 2017.

Pictured Below (left to right):  Lorien Britt, Sarah North, Ben Smith, Nathan Cascio, Austin Darrington