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The Tift County High School - Northeast Campus 9th Grade Band on Spring Tour April 17 & 18, 2015

Under the direction of Ms. Sheri Wyles, the band performed a variety concert including “The Capitol March,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bueno Vista,” “Spy Games,” “Idyllwild Fantasy” and “America the Beautiful” with the poem High Flight written by Officer John Gillespie Magee read by TCHS Band Director Andy Ballard. The concert was concluded with the playing of “The U.S. Air Force” Theme honoring the history of pilots and flight innovations celebrated at the museum.

The band continued their Spring Tour to the Fernbank, Museum of Natural History for an IMAX theater show of “Mysteries of the Unseen World.” Their evening concluded with fun times at “Stars and Strikes” Family Fun Center. On Saturday, the band enjoyed a day at Six Flags Over Georgia before heading home.

The Spring Tour was the ending of a full year for the 9th Grade Band. The members participated in the 9-12 grade Tift County Brigade in the Fall and then forming their own Concert Band performed concerts at Christmas for family and friends at the Tift County Performing Arts Center as well as at Matt Wilson School. The Band’s Winter performance was held March 11, 2015 for the Georgia Music Educators’ Association Large Group Performance Evaluation hosted by Cairo High School. The Band represented Tift County Schools well bringing home three ‘”Excellent” performance score ratings and a “Superior” score for their Sight-Reading rating.

The 9th Grade Band will perform a joint Spring Concert with J.T. Reddick 6th Grade Concert Band and the Tift County High School 10-12 Grade Concert Band Thursday, May 7, 2015 beginning at 7PM at the Performing Arts Center of Tift County High School. Tickets are $3 at the door.