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Corry Band goes to PMEA Districts

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Taylor Holby, Joseph Johnson, Chloe Fry, Peyton Earls

From Thursday, January 11 to Saturday, January 13, selected Corry band students auditioned at Bradford High School to get into districts. The students chosen were Chloe Fry, Joseph Johnson, Peyton Earls, and Taylor Holby. If they place high enough then they can move on to states.

The Corry Band has been hard at work this year with the marching band making many accomplishments. Some of which include getting first place in a competition and third in championships. Districts has been in the making since October, and they are hoping that all of their hard work pays off.

The Corry Band Director, Mr. McCray, defines district band as “An honor festival that is put on by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.” Being selected to represent your school in such a prestigious competition is an honor. In October, students are selected and given six pieces of music to master by January. Then they go on to join the 140 other 10-12th grade students to rehearse as a group with a guest director. On top of that responsibility, they have an individual audition to make it to the top half and move on to Region Band, and State Band in April.

Within the seriousness and hard work, there was the fun of a final concert on Saturday with all of the pieces they individually practiced for so long. Mr. McCray states that within this experience, win or lose, “Students return to their school bands with new music learned, new practice techniques, and hopefully a renewed love of playing music.” Overall, no one from our school made it to regionals. However, Chloe Fry got fifth chair in the flutes and Peyton Earls got third chair in second alto saxophones.

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Amber Straub
Amber Straub, Reporter
Amber Straub is a senior and first year Beaver Tales staff member. She enjoys writing small works, reading, art, and music. She has three older dogs and five cats total (two of those being rescue kittens). She is also a current member of the Corry Key Club and enjoys helping with volunteer work in her free time.