From Staff Reports
The Clay-Chalkville Middle School Advanced Band Silver earned all superior marks, with A’s in all benchmark categories, this weekend at the Georgia Bandmasters Association regional concert band assessment.
Bainbridge College hosted the event and it featured ensembles from multiple areas of Georgia and Alabama presenting their work for the evaluators. Clay-Chalkville band students were able to listen to several ensembles before and after their performance. The students will give feedback on their mental critiques of these other performances on Monday comparing and contrasting to their own performance. They will also listen to a recording of their performance and then the evaluators’ feedback comparing what they made note of to what the assessors stated.
The CCMS Silver Band was credited as being a very mature, polite, professional, and focused student group. Event workers, the faculty of Dothan High School where they held dress rehearsal, hotel staff, restaurant employees, and bus drivers all made special efforts to compliment the students on their demeanor.
Band staff wants to thank many people who support their efforts. Principal, Mr. Ron Tillman, assistant principals Mrs. Janet Johnson and Mr. Kieth Hearon, our wonderful councelors, Mrs. Willingham and Mrs. Cauthen, the faculty and staff at CCMS, our community leadership and City of Clay, the principals Dr. Gallant and Mr. Johnson, and our fabulous boosters and parents. They also thank system administration Dr. Pouncy, Dr. Stanley, Dr. Vacca, and Dr. Lee!
The Band also thanks those who came to hear and critique them as they prepared for this assessment to help them grow!. Thank you Mrs. Winter, Mr. Henson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Wallace, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Sarah Lipscomb!!”