Greenwood Band Students Earn All-Region Honor


Since the start of the school year, area students have spent their time practicing for All-Region Auditions. Students have to practice three etudes along with a list of major and minor scales. During the audition, judges will selection three scales, and few short sections from the etudes, and a short line of music for sight reading. Students compete on an individual bases against other students across the Region.

On Wednesday January 15th, students with the Greenwood High School Band traveled to Fort Smith Southside High School to audition for a spot in the Region 8 All-Region Band. 12 students were selected to be apart of three bands that make up the All-Region Concert. This concert will take place on January 25th at the ArcBest Performing Art Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Savannah Faux – 1st Band 2nd Chair Clarinet
Cadence Graves – 2nd Band 17th Chair Clarinet
Lizzie Pope – 2nd Band 21st Chair Clarinet
Colton Gattis – 2nd Band 5th Chair Alto Saxophone
Alex Gray – 2nd Band 3rd Chair Tenor Saxophone
Mark Thiele – 3rd Alternate Baritone Saxophone
Gustavo Martinez – 2nd Band 3rd Chair Trumpet
Lauren DeBar – 2nd Band 8th Chair Trumpet
Logan Morris – 3rd Band 2nd Chair Trumpet
Kailee Rowe – 3rd Band 11th Chair Trumpet
Andrew Hardin – 2nd Band 6th Chair Percussion
Paige Bader – 1st Alternate Percussion

Savannah Faux and Gustavo Martinez are eligible to audition for the All-State Band in February.

Congratulations to all the students who made All-Region and amazing work to all those students who auditioned. It takes several hours of hard work to practice for All-Region. But hold your head high and be proud of yourself.

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