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Newton Band earns superior ratings
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Four small ensembles from the Newton High School Concert Band earned superior ratings in the Georgia Music Educators Association Solo/ Ensemble Festival on April 16.

After receiving an overall excellent rating in performance and a superior rating in sight-reading for the large group performance evaluation held on March 12 at Stephenson High School, 22 musicians then formed four ensembles, each receiving a superior rating.

The musicians are: Flute Duet: Terrica Rivers and Denisha Vorise; Clarinet Choir: Riley Dameron, Jasmine Davis, Taija Gallimore, Alicia Howard, Kyra Huger, Macaiyyah Maolud, Sade McDuffie, Danielle McElroy, Bobbi Pritchett and Ariel Williams; Saxophone Quintet: Antonio Alvarez, Derek Greene, Shelby Hardeman, Bradford Porter and Camry Wilkins; and Percussion Quintet: Mayakaahla Giscombe, Amari McClain, Austin Sawyer, Landrin Shelton and Anthony Witter.

The Newton High School Symphonic Band earned an overall superior rating in performance and an excellent rating in sight-reading for the large group performance evaluation. Musicians from that group have received scholarship offers from Tennessee State University, Alabama A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, Stillman College and Hampton University.