8th Grade Student will Represent SHS in Mid-State Band


This past weekend, students from schools across Middle Tennessee auditioned for the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association.

Our own Kate McDonnell ranked #2 out of more than 100 percussionists who auditioned, and will represent Saint Henry School in the 7th-8th Grade Mid-State Band in the spring. Way to go, Kate!

Kudos also to seventh graders Henry Braeuner and Ali Jones for making it past two of the barriers and into the sight-reading room. We are proud of all of you!

MTSBOA: Mid-State is a weekend event held each spring that provides an opportunity for the best musicians of Middle Tennessee to perform with one another in large ensembles. Each Mid-State ensemble will prepare and perform a concert with just a few short rehearsals. To make the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, students must go through the audition process in the fall, which includes three parts: scales, prepared music, and sight reading. The highest scored musicians in each section are selected to be a member of the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, with the top few high school musicians from each section qualifying for All-State.