In the 44 year history of the Campbell County High School Band, it is sending the most musicians ever to this weekend’s All-State East concert. The All-State East concert Saturday at 1 pm at the Park Vista Hotel at Gatlinburg. The concert is free to anyone to attend.
The six band members are:
Emily Ayers is a senior clarinetist who earned a spot in the 11/12 Blue Band on both Soprano (Bb) Clarinet and Sopranino (Eb) Clarinet.
Roger Chavis is a senior tubist who earned a spot in the 11/12 Red Band on Tuba.
Emily Leopin is a senior hornist who earned a spot in the 11/12 Blue Band on French Horn.
Shaylei Stevenson is a senior clarinetist who earned a spot in the 11/12 Red Band on Bass Clarinet.
Jacey Wallace is a sophomore clarinetist who earned a spot in the 9/10 Red Band on Bass Clarinet.
TOP PHOTO L-R: Shaylei Stevenson, Emily Ayers, Roger Chavis, Emily Leopin, Brooklynn Williams and Jacey Wallace
Brooklynn Williams is a junior saxophonist who earned a spot in the 11/12 Blue Band on both Alto Saxophone and Baritone Saxophone, or “Bari Sax.”
The Blue Band is the top band adding that Ayers performance is quite the accomplishment to make it into the Blue Band on two different instruments. “She placed first chair of every auditionee on the Sopranino (Eb) Clarinet,” CCHS Band Director Adam Wright said.
Williams also earned Blue Band honors on two different instruments. Wright points out, “This is quite an accomplishment as well to make it into the Blue Band on two different instruments. She placed second in all of the region on Alto Saxophone and first chair on the Bari Saxophone.”
“This is the first trip to ETSBOA’s Senior Clinic or “All-State East” for Wallace, Stevenson, Chavis and Ayers. It marks the second trip for Leopin. For Williams, this is her third trip.
Leopin and Williams have made the top band, the Blue Band, for their age group in each of their last appearances.
It is thought that in the history of Campbell County Schools, only one other student, Rebecca White, has ever achieved this level of musicianship. Wright said, “We are proud beyond what words can communicate.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/08/2019-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID GRAHAM)