Blue Ridge Hosts County Band

Junior High Band Rehearsing. Photo by Jessica Marvin
By: Delia Geyer/Content Editor

On Thursday, October 26th, Blue Ridge High School hosted the annual county band for the second time in three years.

Students from Mountain View, Susquehanna, Elk Lake, Tunkhannock, Montrose, and Forest City attended.

There were two bands, one for seventh through ninth grade, and one for tenth through twelfth. The junior high band was conducted by Mrs. Anderson from Tunkhannock, and the senior high band was conducted by Mr. Stiver from Mountain View. Both conductors were very excited to be working with the students.

Students from the seven schools began rehearsing around 9 A.M. They didn’t stop playing until around 8:00 at night (with a few meal and snack breaks in between). At 7:00 P.M., both band groups gave concerts exemplifying the hard work that they put in all day.

The music played was relatively new to most of the students, as some had only gotten it a few days before, or even the day of  the concert in some cases. This being said, the students all had to work together and listen to their conductors in order to perform to the best of their abilities.

Top left to right: Cole Auckland, Devon Bailey, Charlie Randall, Zach Hessey
Second Row: Sierah Guzzy Third Row: Liberty Graves, Delia Geyer, Kayleen Conklin, Julia Rudick, Emily Haley, Kelsey Gentile
Bottom Row: Gwen MacConnell, Madison Swisher, Emma Mangel
Photo by: Will Rudick

 

 

 

 

Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and a three year participant in the program Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, learning about history and government, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger. After high school, she plans to go to college to major in history, and then proceed to law school to become a family lawyer.