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