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Thorsby band earns honors

Several Thorsby School band students performed well at All-State tryouts.
Those who made the Middle School All-State Band and the Alabama Bandmasters District Five Middle School Honor Band were Samuel Gasson, first chair trumpet; Jarred Penton, first chair percussion; and Adrienne Ellison, second chair clarinet.
Also, Copeland Browder and Ginger Smith were invited by the district to attend and play.
The following students made the High School District Five Honor Band: Kyle Burdges, third chair tenor saxophone; and Perry Hilyer, sixth chair percussion.
The District Five Honor Band was held Feb. 8 and 9 at the University of West Alabama in Livingston.
The students rehearsed from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday.
The concert for the Middle School District Honor Band and High School District Honor Band was held in the Bibb Graves Auditorium on the campus of UWA.