Twenty-two Highland Rim School instrumental music students traveled to Community Middle School in Shelbyville to be adjudicated at the Tri-Lakes Band Directors Association Solos and Ensembles Contest.
All 22 students performed as soloists, and there were two small instrumental ensembles, a clarinet quintet and a trumpet and clarinet duet. All performers achieved the highest superior rating.
Superior soloists were Taryn Brannan (flute), Nikaela Cummings (clarinet), Alex Dixon (trombone), Cooper Eslick (bass clarinet), Tasia Fowler (trumpet), Nora Fuller (clarinet), McKinsey King (clarinet), Raeven Lambert (clarinet), Jamielynn Mars (baritone), Ben Martinez (trombone), Mia Martinez (flute), Korbin Martini (alto saxophone), Hannah McAnally (recorder), Ava Mitchell (flute) Katie Mitchell (marimba), Hunter Monks (snare drum), Will Myrick (horn), Arwen Peto (recorder), Shania Payne (trumpet), Victor Solis (recorder), McKinna Self (euphonium) and Claire Bradford (violin).
Tasia Fowler (trumpet) and McKinsey King played a superior mixed duet, and Nora Fuller, Nikaela Cummings, McKinsey King, Raeven Lambert and Cooper Eslick played a superior clarinet quintet.
The band will be participating in the Lincoln County All-County Band Day on May 7. Several band members will be traveling to Atlanta to compete with other Lincoln County Schools middle school band members at the Six Flags concert band competition May 10-11.
The Highland Rim Bands will end the year with two concerts at Highland Rim School on May 21 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and will hold their annual band banquet after the 630 p.m. concert.
Lorie Enloe is director of bands at Highland Rim.