Southwest middle, high school bands compete at NEO
May 9, 2018
The Southwest bands competed at NEO, in Miami, Okla., on April 3 with band members from grade levels sixth through 12th competing. Four solo ratings were given with 1 (high) to 5 (low). The results were: sixth grade received a 1+ rating; seventh and eighth grade received a 1+ rating; and high school band/jazz received a 1+ rating with outstanding jazz soloists: Mariah Munday, Maddie Ashby, Nathan Wallace and Evan Still. Contest classic soloists were: Deven Maleki, 1+ rating for drum solo; Maddie Ashby, 1 rating for baritone sax solo; Nathan Wallace, 1 rating for trumpet solo; and Evan Still, 2 rating. Pictured above, from left to right, are, in the front row: Deven Maleki, Destiney Dulin, Kara Jordan, Anna Trimble, Maddie Blackburn, Mariah Munday, Mariah Long. Middle row: Eli Atkinson, Austin Peterson, Sam Sheppard, Rueben Lowry, Macy Colf, Zachary Crawford, Lucas Cypret and Brandon Lowry. Back row: Evan Still, Nathan Wallace, Shellby Pike and Hailey Erwin.