Lakeview Band Earns Superior Ratings

Pictured on first row from left are Kentrae Jones, Serenity Bush, and Jordon Kirts. On second row are Stephan Prudhomme, Kerya Williams, Adrian Davis, Victoria Lane, Emma McDonald, and Jaron Petite. On third row are John DeSoto, Zoie Britt, Carleigh Tune, Harli Thomas, Shiann Harris, and Tramon Lloyd. On fourth row are Braylee Layfield-Bruce, Amber Hembree, Sophia Kerry, Kyla Williams, and Jennifer Williams.On fifth row are James Earp, Nicholas Wiggins, Jo Porter, Myla Porter, Simon Messengmba, Joshua Graham, and Kain Custis. Not pictured are Mathew Johnson, Shaneta Williams.

The Lakeview Jr.-Sr.. High Band received all division I (superior) ratings at their first concert band festival of the year on Feb. 26 at the Sabine Theater in Many. The band performed three concert selections for a panel consisting of three adjudicators: NSU assistant band director Dan McDonald, Parkway High School band director Mark Minton, and retired band director Red Lapeyrouse, a resident of Natchitoches. Each of the adjudicators gave a short clinic with the ensemble after the performance.

The Lakeview Band performed a concert of contrasting musical styles, opening with The High School Cadets March by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Michael Story, and then performing the melodious and expressive Three Scottish Folk Songs by John Edmondson. They concluded their program with the lively Trails of Glory: A Western Overture by James Swearingen. The Lakeview Band is under the direction of Denise Roper.

Eighth grade flutist Harli Thomas holds the Lakeview Gator Band’s Superior trophy, awarded on Feb. 26.

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