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Silver Knight concert band rates superior

By Staff | Apr 30, 2014

The Tyler Consolidated High School Silver Knight Concert Band earned superior ratings at the WV State Regional Band Festival on April 10, making this the 21st consecutive year the band, under the direction of Wayne Smith, has earned this high honor.

The Silver Knight concert band played their way to another fine finish recently as the group upheld their usual excellence in earning a top award at a prestigious competition.

The Tyler Consolidated High School concert Band performed at the West Virginia State Regional Band Festival on April 10.

This event was held at John Marshall High School.

Middle School and High School bands from around the northern region of the state participated in the annual event.

Bands were judged and given ratings of: I, superior; II excellent; III, good; IV, needs improvement; or V, failure.

The Silver Knight Concert Band earned superior ratings from all three judges in the concert hall at the event.

This is the twenty-first year in a row the Silver Knights have earned superior ratings at the state band contest.

The Knights concert band can be heard at their annual Spring Concert held at the school on May 6 at 7 p.m. This is a free concert open to the public. The concert will feature the percussion ensemble, concert band and jazz band.

The members of the Tyler Consolidated High School Concert Band are:

Flutes – Jasmine Kyle, Sydney White and Ali Cooper; Clarinets – Shayla Jones, Lydia Morse, Marisha Morris, Hannah Ankrom, Mattie Hayes, Jenny Lynch, Shelby May, and Caramia Southerly; Alto Saxophones – Charlie McNees, Sarah Nething, Grace Rine, Bridge Matthews, Nathan Eddy, Kia Barnhart, Becky Bolin and Brittany Weekley; Trumpets – Angel Kyle, Dan Grimm, David Litten, Sam Frum, Kali Shanabarger, Jerrick Mercer and McKenzie Kimble.

Trombones – Josh Pelikan, Scott Gorby, Jessica Kimble, Julian Work, Ellie Howell, Justin Phillips, and Chad Hamilton; Baritone – Justin Boyd; Tuba – Kaleb Tanley; Baritone Saxophone – Bryan Day; Percussion – Caroline Bantug, Tyler Blizzard, Hannah Dennis, Hannah Thomas, Kellsi Anderson, Adam Cooper, Brannon Jones, Alex Lohr, Molly Rine and Allyson Yoho.