On Saturday, March 11th, the Peck band students took their talents on stage at North Branch High School for the annual MSBOA (Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association) District 3 Festival. Both the Junior High Concert Band and the High School Symphonic Band earned straight Division I ratings across the board, the highest possible, from all judges. Each participating band was evaluated in the areas of tone, intonation, rhythm, technique and interpretation. After their prepared performances on stage, students headed to the sight reading room, which they have five minutes to prepare a piece of music and then perform it for a separate judge.
Both bands have now qualified for State Band Festival and this will take place in late April.
Congratulations band students!