Band earns high rating
The Eudora Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band performed March 9 in the Lawrence Middle School Band Festival at Central Junior High School. This was the first festival performance for the seventh- and eighth-grade band in recent memory.
Three judges critiqued and rated the band on its performance of two pieces using a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being a Superior performance.
The Eudora Middle School band received one 2+ rating and two 1- ratings for a final rating of 1.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for these students in their first festival, director of bands Malachi Knight said.
Other schools at the festival included the Lawrence junior high schools, Blue Valley North, Derby, Turner, Rosedale, Shawnee Heights, Ottawa and Frontier Junior High in Olathe.
"This band has made remarkable strides since the beginning of the year. And as always, these students represented our school and community extremely well," Knight said.