Fifth grade students from Mauriceville Elementary visited the band hall at Mauriceville Middle School to hear the band play and listen to some of the older students tell what it’s like to be in band. The fifth graders will have the opportunity later in the school year to sign up for electives for the fall semester, so the band did a little “advertising” for their award-winning program.

At concert and sight-reading competition this year, the band earned the highest marks possible from all six of their judges.

Kathy Smith is band director at MMS.

PHOTO – Eighth grader Madison Murdock plays French Horn and explains to the younger students the reasons she enjoys the band.