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Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Ten Northumberland County High School Band members and 15 Northumberland County Middle School Band members travelled to Caroline County on Wednesday, February 6, to compete for a spot in the March Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Area Honors Band event that will be held at Charles City High School on March 22 and 23. The Northumberland County students competed with 20 other area schools for the reward of being included in the Honor Band.

According to music teacher and band conductor Walt Mallorie, the students had to go through a rigorous preparation for the auditions. Each student had to play from memory any of the ten major scales for high school and six major scales for middle school, learn a short performance piece, play a chromatic scale and play a sight reading piece they had never seen before.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 2/12/19

Instruments in hand, Northumberland Middle School and High School students embark on their journey to represent their community as part of the Honor Band.