On Tuesday, Feb. 27, many Clarke Middle School Band members participated in the Clarke Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival. These band members rehearsed their musical selections and then performed their pieces for a judge. This year, the judge was Mike Peters, the band director from Creston High School. First, he listened to each performance. Immediately afterward, Mr. Peters offered positive feedback to each performer, as well as suggestions for improvement. Band members earned a rating based upon their performance. After the festival, each performer also received a written ballot from the judge and an award ribbon.
Mr. Peters selected Calhoun Lundquist, son of Peggy and Ryan Lundquist, to receive the outstanding seventh grade performance award for his trombone solo. John Reynoldson, son of Elisabeth and Bob Reynoldson, received the outstanding eighth grade performance award for his alto saxophone solo.
All Clarke Middle School Band Members are students of Christie Averweg.