2018-04-07 / The Bullhorn

RCS band students participate in UNCP Honors Jazz Day

BY MACKENZIE CLAYTON
BULLHORN REPORTER


Roxboro Community School Beta Club members went to Earl Bradsher Preschool to help with its annual Easter egg hunt. Beta Club member Grey Carver offers a helping hand to a student on the hunt for eggs. 
SARA COATES | BULLHORN Roxboro Community School Beta Club members went to Earl Bradsher Preschool to help with its annual Easter egg hunt. Beta Club member Grey Carver offers a helping hand to a student on the hunt for eggs. SARA COATES | BULLHORN On March 24, students from the Roxboro Community School (RCS) high school band participated in the University of North Carolina in Pembroke (UNCP) Honors Jazz Day.

Directors from across the state filled out recommendations with writings of their students, and, when accepted, those students attend a one-day honors festival, where they took classes with the music faculty at the college and performed a concert.

Overall, 17 high schools were represented at the festival.

RCS students who were accepted this year include: Zach Bradsher, Aivry Coleman, Damien Miles, Carson Pridgen, and Allie Prignano.

Miles got to do a playing audition for the All-Star Jazz Combo, in which he played the upright bass. When he made the audition, he was able to go to additional practices and perform with other students and faculty from UNCP.


(left-to-right) Roxboro Community School band students Aivry Coleman, Zach Bradsher, Case Wilkerson, Damien Miles, Carson Pridgen and Allie Prignano recently participated in musical programs at UNC-Pembroke. 
MACKENZIE CLAYTON | BULLHORN (left-to-right) Roxboro Community School band students Aivry Coleman, Zach Bradsher, Case Wilkerson, Damien Miles, Carson Pridgen and Allie Prignano recently participated in musical programs at UNC-Pembroke. MACKENZIE CLAYTON | BULLHORN A week earlier, senior Case Wilkerson, another RCS band student, attended the UNCP Concert Honors. For this program, teachers were allowed to nominate only one student.

“It’s great. It’s a really good experience for them to go and be able to play with kids from other schools and see what other programs are doing, come back and share that with our students here. It’s an honor for them to go and get accepted into that,” said Eric Swanson, the band teacher at RCS.

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