This past weekend we hosted the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District VIII Band and Orchestra festival at the High School. This was our second year hosting the event.
We had over 1000 students and parents come from all over Mid Michigan to participate in the festival. The site ran very well. We had fantastic support from our parents, students, and support staff throughout the weekend. We received many positive comments from parents, judges, and students from the other districts. This event once again showcased the wonderful facilities we have in East Lansing!
On top of hosting the event we had eight ensembles (around 300 students) participate in the festival. The results were as follows.
7th Grade Band (Mrs. Kroth) Division I rating
8th Grade Band (Mrs Kroth) Division I rating
7th Grade Orchestra (Mr. Rosin) Division I rating
8th Grade Orchestra (Mr. Rosin) Division I rating
Concert Band (Mr. Larzelere) Division I rating
Symphonic Band (Mr. Larzelere) Division I rating
Encore Strings (Mr. Rosin) Division I rating
Symphonic Orchestra (Mr. Rosin) Division I rating
So, every ensemble received the highest rating given at this festival. The division I rating requires an overall rating of A in the combined categories.
We are very proud of the hard work the students put into these outstanding musical performances.
Thank you again for your continued support of the instrumental music programs in East Lansing,