Concert, Jazz bands earn superior rating at Atlanta competition
Concert, Jazz bands earn superior rating at Atlanta competition
The Spartanburg Day School bands traveled to Atlanta for their annual spring trip and competition. The bands were comprised of eighth through 12th grade students who are involved in the SDS band programs. Both the SDS Concert Band and SDS Jazz Band received ratings of superior for their stellar performances at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 21. Each group also placed first in concert and jazz band categories, respectively. The groups also received sectional and individual recognition.

In the concert band category the following students were named as outstanding soloists:
Taylor Birch - Flute
Connor Hammond - Trumpet
Sam Freedman - Oboe
Chad Frost - Alto sax

In the jazz band category the following sections were recognized:
Outstanding Saxophone Section
Outstanding Trombone Section
Outstanding Rhythm Section

And finally in the jazz band category the following individuals were recognized for their outstanding soloing:
Vanna Tsiknias - clarinet and saxophone,
Jonathon Henderson - Trombone
Charles Overcarsh - Drums
Jake Popkin - Guitar