Any interested student should plan to attend the "Chops" classes prior to the auditions on May 4th. During these classes students will receive instruction that will prepare them for the auditions. For more info and to download the audition materials, visit www.ragsdaleband.org/drumline
The Ragsdale High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Andrew Oldham and Mr. Andrew Leib, traveled to Asheboro for the annual North Carolina Band Masters Association Music Performance Assessment (MPA). Bands are given a rating by three stage judges and one sightreading judge. Ragsdale's Wind Ensemble received "Superior" ratings from all four judges this year, the highest awarded rating at the MPA.
With the Wind Ensembles rating, the music department at Ragsdale has received superior ratings throughout the entire department with Chorus and Orchestra also receiving Superior ratings at their respective MPA's earlier this year.
The Wind Ensemble is an audition only ensemble that meets everyday during 1st block. They work on and learn a variety of music and put on many concerts throughout the year. The Wind Ensemble's next concert is May 22nd.
For more information about the Ragsdale Band, visit www.ragsdaleband.org.
For more information about the North Carolina Bandmasters, visit www.ncbandmasters.org
To see awards and recognition's that the band students have received this year, check out this post
Ragsdale band and orchestra students have been busy this year representing Ragsdale at various honors ensembles this year. During the concert hese students were recognized for their participation in honors ensembles:
The following seniors were also recognized for the hard work and dedication as well as their acceptance to colleges and universities:
Brandon walker: Appalachian, Guilford, University of Louisville, Columbus State
Jared Kohrt: Furman (with a $12,000 music scholarship)
Jacob Haslam: Chapel Hill, NC State
Kristina Little: Johnson and Wales, Regent university
Dymond Deans: UNCG
James Brown: East Carolina
Nolan Emanuel: Western Carolina, UNCG
Victor Perez: Chapel Hill, Ohio State, University of Maryland, NC State
Miriam Jabae: Catawba College
Omar Norfleet: Greensboro college, Wingate university
Malaysia Campbell: Campbell university, Lenoir Rhyne, NCCU, Wingate, UNCG
Ian Foley: Western Carolina
Shelby Joyce: UNCG