On Friday, March 23, the senior high and middle school bands traveled to Southside Christian School in Greenville, SC to take part in the ACSI Band Festival. Under the direction of Mr. John Page, these young musicians represented their school and the music program well. In a festival such as this the students play for judges who are distinguished in their professions and who give ratings and feedback.
Hollins. When a band travels, there is much equipment to be transported, but all was loaded and by 7 AM they were pulling out for the 1 ½ hour drive down I-85. The middle school band played first, performing “Imperium” by Michael Sweeney and “Furioso” by Robert W. Smith. They earned a “Superior” rating for their work, with one judge commenting, “You have a lot of great things going on!” and another praising them for rhythmical accuracy.