Lincoln County Schools had a great representation at the annual Tri-Lakes Band Directors Association Honor Band held recently at Franklin County High School in Winchester.
After students dismissed from school Friday afternoon, they traveled to Winchester to audition and be placed in one of the three bands at this clinic. There were two 7-9 grade bands and one 10-12 grade band.
“After only six hours of rehearsal total, the three bands gave a wonderful concert with some great music on Saturday evening,” said Jonathan Johnson, Lincoln County High School band director. “This is a great opportunity for students in the tri-lakes area, which consists of area schools from Southern Middle Tennessee.
“Students had a great time meeting other directors and students and making two days of music together,” he added. “Lincoln County even had a moment of the special spotlight as Evelyn Warden from South Lincoln was showcased as a soloist on stage in the top 7-9 grade band during the performance of their final number.”
The groups from Lincoln County Schools who were in attendance were Lincoln County High School, directed by Johnathan Johnson; Highland Rim School, directed by Lori Enloe; Unity School, directed by Elyssa Clayton; and South Lincoln School, directed by Mike Mynatt.
Some 24 students from Lincoln County Schools were selected to attend. Those students are, from Lincoln County High School, Taylor Holmberg, Shannon Mitchell, Barbie Haley, Peyton Tyler, Aaron Osborne, Taylor Slayton, Katelin Olsen, Baleigh Young, James Winland, and Thomas Womack;
From Highland Rim School, Justin Carpenter, Trent Self, McKinna Self, Aiden Patterson, Richard Williams, Faith Kennamer and Nora Fuller; from Unity School, Elizabeth Erbe, Jaylan Garrett, Shelby Oliver and Will Shelton; and from South Lincoln, Evelyn Warden, Ellie Escobar and Ahna Chinery.