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Long County bands take second in contest
Band members from Walker Middle School and Long County High School show off their trophies from the Music USA Festival. - photo by Photo provided.
Long County High School and Walker Middle School had students participate in the Music USA Festival on May 1-3, in Orlando, Fla.
LCHS sent two groups of students; one group entered the instrumental field and the other entered the vocal competition. WMS sent a group in the concert band division.
The Long County schools placed second in the school system category and, according to LCHS band director Myron Grimes, the high school band, the high school chorus team and the middle school band all placed second in their respective divisions.
“It was a very good learning experience for a lot of first-time students that have entered the program. We hope to build off the experience with a new group of students next year and move further into the rounds of competition next year,” Grimes said.
The band director added, “The students also had a very enjoyable time at Universal Studios and at the Island of Adventure theme parks after they had completed their competition.”
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