Natchitoches Magnet band students participate in their first competitions

The 2020-2021 school year was the first time any Natchitoches Magnet School band student entered a competition, whether as a solo or as a band. The year saw the band earn a “Very Good” Rating and grew a great amount in a short amount of time.

Magnet had one small ensemble and two solos that earned “Excellent” ratings.

Mixed Quartet: Brayden Sanders (8th Grade) on flute, Jacob Petite (8th Grade) on tenor saxophone, Joshua Garcie (8th Grade) on trumpet, and Ryan Taylor on trumpet.

Solos: Avery Simpson (5th Grade) on Advanced Snare Drum, and Braylon Carter (5th Grade) on Trombone.

Two students earned a “Superior” Rating on Solos: Nathan Collinsworth (7th Grade) on Tuba, and Malaya Osby (5th Grade) on Alto Saxophone!

Pictured from left are Malaya Osby, Ryan Taylor, Braden Sanders, Joshua Garcie, Jacob Petite, Braylon Carter, and Avery Simpson. Not pictured is Nathan Collinsworth.